Visual Studio 2010 installation support with Bit Locker

I’ve seen a number of Tweets with regards to not being able to install Visual Studio 2010 on OS with Bit Locker enabled.  This issue was discussed in the Visual Studio 2010 Readme: section: “2.1.9 Visual Studio 2010 fails to install on a BitLocker-enabled hard disk when Protection is On” The known issue is when…


Guidance to upgrade from Windows Vista and to Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Installed

Hi everyone, The following will implement preventative measures and will avoid an unusable Visual Studio 2010 on your brand new Windows 7 OS if upgrading from Windows Vista.  Please note that .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 has resolved this issue. If you upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista with the .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 installed, your…


When installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista what does the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 on Vista error code 1058 mean and how do I work around it?

If you see an error like: [05/20/08,14:05:17] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS): ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS). MSI returned error code 1058 [05/20/08,14:05:17] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty – Property: {BBE1827C-F2FD-4FDA-A6D6-C83B62FFFDCA} – PropertyName: compfailed – Value: 0 Then that is a known issue with your machine having the IIS server…


.NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 on Vista RTM?

I’ve received the following type of question a few times and would like to give the answer with some background: Q. Where is the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 for Vista RTM? A. .NET Framework 3.0 & 2.0 released with Vista as OS Windows Components, which means that they are serviced as any…


Recent .NET Framework KBs enumerated

With .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista or LHS you might get one of the following KBs installed.  The following table helps to identify which KB matches what Framework version and which language. LCID = Language Code ID. NetFx2.0 SP1 & NetFx3.0 SP1 = These KBs are the representation for the Language enabling packages.  The English…


.NET Framework Error: 6015 – EFS is disabled

If you are installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 on Vista and you get an error message like: Installer encountered an error: 0x8007177f. This machine is disabled for file encryption” Then what has happened is that your Domain administrator has disabled per policy the ability to have file encryption. The following site explains how to…


Possible issue using ASP.NET controls in VS 2008 beta 2

Description of this issue Since Visual Studio 2008 beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 were released, we have heard of a few issues related to using ASP.NET controls in the VS IDE after installing beta 2.  The issues we have seen so far include the following: ASP.NET controls do not show up…


How do I get that annoying Visual Studio compatiblity dialog to go away when running on Vista

When using whidbey you might see a compatibility dialog.  This dialog can be remedied by installing the Visual Studio’s Vista Patch: For more information: After installing the patch, you will then be able check the box in the right way to not see that compatibility dialog again. 🙂