Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Setup.bin is probably not a Trojan horse

Some virus scanning application have been reporting that setup.bin is a Trojan horse containing one of the following viruses: This file is typically installed to C:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindowsv6.0ABootstrapperEnginesetup.bin by the Windows SDK and is actually setup.exe that has been renamed to setup.bin. This file is used when...

ISA Proxy Client may be required to download VS 2008 SP1

If you're on a network that uses Microsoft ISA Server or another proxy server, you may have problems downloading Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. The error dialog displays the following. The installation failed with the follow message: Fatal error during installation. Click the Finish button to exit. SolutionDownload and install the ...

VS 2008 SP1 Beta must be removed prior to installing the release of VS 2008 SP1

When I announced that Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM will install over SP1 beta, we were on track to make that reality. However, when SP1 beta shipped we found that adding new components into existing features was causing a prompt for source for non-default installations of Visual Studio 2008. To fix this, we would have to remove those components ...

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, and Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 have been released. This is a big release on the heals of SQL Server 2008 which has a dependency on .and includes NET Framework 3.5 SP1.This is a big release with many new features and improvements over previous ...

Why Windows Installer May Require so much Disk Space

Windows Installer is an engine for performing transactional installations. When installing a product for the fist time, most often few or no files to be installed are already present on the machine. But when upgrading or patching a product, most often those files are replaced so copies must be kept if an error occurs and the installation needs...

Enable BITS Logging

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 uses a new bootstrap application that chains several packages together for a seamless installation experience. Because VS2008 SP1 contains a lot of fixes and new features, it is also quite large - almost 3 times as large as VS2005 SP1.To download all this data, we use the Background Intelligent ...

KB944899 Should be Removed before Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1

  Before installing Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, you should first uninstall KB944899, a hotfix which improves performance when stepping through source downloaded from a source server. If KB944899 is not removed prior to Visual Studio 2008 SP1, sometime during the middle of installation an error will occur and the error dialog is ...

The Release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 will Install over SP1 Beta

One of many improvements made to Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is that VS 2008 SP1 Beta customers will not need to uninstall SP1 Beta before installing the release of SP1. The same is true for Visual Studio 2008 Express products and .NET 3.5 SP1 - both of which are complete upgrades to older products that may already be on the system or ...

How to Download all of Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is comprised of multiple packages, including executables, installer packages, and patches. Compare this with Visual Studio 2005 SP1 which was a single patch wrapped in an executable. A lot of updates were made to both the .NET Framework and VS 2008 - along with changes to SQL and other bits from across the ...

Changes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta) has been released to web, along with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Beta). Included as part of .NET 3.5 SP1 are Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta) and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta). Visual Studio 2008 SP1 includes over 250 new features and ...