Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

ATL Security Update KB971092 still offered on Microsoft Update

A security update for ATL, KB971092, is currently offered for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 customers who have Visual C++ installed. If Microsoft Update is continuously offering this patch to you, you may need to clear up some disk space. The patch is 365MB and contains headers, libraries, and executables for most of Visual C++ including ...

Trouble installing other products after Visual Studio

Customers have commented that whenever they try to install other products or patches they continually see the following message, Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one. Customers may also see instances of msiexec.exe or msiexec.exe*32 appear continuously in Task Manager or other ...

Detecting Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

The Visual Studio 2008 RTM and SP1 detection keys are largely the same as the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 detection keys, and are documented below. But there is a caveat for released and upcoming versions: the shared detection value can be overwritten by an older installation of the same release.For example, if you installed VS2008 Professional, ...

Microsoft VS/.NET Log Collection Tool

Using the Collect Utility If you encounter any setup issues, we will need all relevant logs. Please follow the instructions below to collect all those logs. Reporting Setup Errors There are several options for reporting setup errors, but you might consider first checking to see if the issue is a known issue. This will save you time and ...

Repairing Products after Patches Advertised Features

Windows Installer supports advertising features to enable users to later install those features on demand. But Windows Installer may advertise features in when a component is removed from a feature through obsolescence or supersedence. This will leave the product in a broken state while reporting that the patch installed successfully....

Unadvertise Features

The attached Windows Script file allows you to unadvertise features in a Windows Installer product by specifying either a ProductCode or the path to an MSP. If any features are advertised - whether incidental or intentional - the product will be reinstalled and those features added locally to your computer. Usage Repairs a Windows Installer ...

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 may complain that another patch is installed even after removing it

If Visual Studio 2008 SP1 prompts you to run the Microsoft Visual Studio Patch removal tool, it means that a patch or product is installed that would cause issues when installing VS2008 SP1. The dialog is shown below. If you run the the patch removal tool and are still seeing this dialog, please follow the workaround below. Workaround...

Do not repair VS 2008 SP1 from installation media

If you need to repair Visual Studio 2008 once SP1 has been applied or wish to change which features are installed, you cannot run setup.exe from the original installation media.When you run repair from media you may see an error like, "A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Canceling setup."WorkaroundOpen the ...

VS 2008 SP1 fails to install because of missing packages from the cache

Some customers are reporting that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is failing to install with the following error in the HTML log you can view from the error dialog. Patch (C:UsersheathsAppDataLocalTEMPWebDesignerCore_KB950278.msp) install failed on product (Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007). Msi Log: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 ...

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