.NET framework 3.5 installation failing on Windows 2008.

Resolution: — If you are facing problem while installation of .NET framework 3.5, may be the below information will help, it helped me in one of my case. — Check the .NET framework logs from temp directory (framework logs starts with dd_*):       [07/22/09,16:35:02] Optional Component ‘Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0’: [2] Error code 87 for this component…

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Building VS deployment project(MSI) with team build

You might have a requirement where you need to create a MSI for your project and distribute to the customers. Team build does not support the creation of MSI directly due to the file system of .vdproj can not be understood by MSBuild. But you may give it a try to create one with some…


.NET framework 3.5 SP1 installation failure with Error 1603

Problem Desc:============ — .NET framework 3.5 SP1 fails with error:    Error code 1603 for this component means “Fatal error during installation. Resolution:========= –> This error is very generic in nature.–> Sometime it is thrown due to restriction at group policy which rejects the installation of any update or patch.–> In .NET framework 3.5 SP1 installation…

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Fetching audit permission settings using VBScript..

If you are looking for a script to fetch audit permission settings on a folder, here it is: =================================================================================================================== This is just a sample. It would require some modification to run it fully. Const GENERIC_ALL = &H10000000Const GENERIC_EXECUTE = &H20000000 Const GENERIC_READ = &H80000000Const GENERIC_WRITE = &H40000000 Const OBJECT_INHERIT_ACE = 1Const CONTAINER_INHERIT_ACE = 2Const NO_PROPAGATE_INHERIT_ACE…

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Some clarity on policy file creation in .NET

First of all, How to create policy files: Take example of dll abc.dll. Policy file should be created with name: policy.major.minor.assemblyname.dll   (Here major and minor are Old dll’s major and minor version, Assembly name is dll name)   So for abc.dll with major and minor version 1.0, you have to create policy file ‘policy.1.0.abc.dll’…


File already open error while check-in files in VSS..

Problem Desc: Sometime we have noticed that while working on projects in Visual Studio which is using repository as Visual SourceSafe, during check-in we get error, file is already open “<drivename>\abc\xyz\xyz.cs”   Cause of the problem: This may be due to some anti-virus is blocking the file.   Resolution: ü  We have noticed this problem can…

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Date formatting problem in ASP applications

Problem Desc: In ASP application, we are using date variable and would like to get it print in format ‘dd.mm.yyyy’, but it comes as ‘mm.dd.yyyy’.In windows 2000, everything works as expected. But in 2003 it does not work properly. Cause of the problem: This problem can occur if we are using COM+ component also with…

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OOPS!! Not able to perform move operation on Visual SourceSafe

After long time, I am back with one more VSS challenge. Here it is: Problem: You might face problem with VSS move operation. Error may be “File or Project not found” or “Unable to finish writing to file” Resolution: This problem may occur if we are having branching and sharing on our VSS database and…

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VSS Users were not able to perform Check-in operation…

Few days back, i got a case where users were trying to check-in their files to VSS, but VSS was getting hanged. All project teams were facing this problem. Looked very strange…why suddenly this started … Let me tell you why it happend…. Problem was occuring with both version of VSS (VSS 6.0 and VSS…

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Grouping, while publishing a ClickOnce application.

When we publish our application, Initially there is only a single group named Required. In our application, sometimes we would like to use XMLSerializer for optimization. This will create XMLSerializer.dll in your application. This XMLSerializer.dll we normally dont want to download everytime, when we publish our application again after some changes and want it to…

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