Dealing with Confused Installations



Is your Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR installation confused?
Does your menu suffer from multiple instance disorder?

Here is what you can do about it.

  1. Make sure that Visual Studio (devenv.exe) is closed.
  2. Start an elevated command prompt.
  3. Run the following two commands:

    "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\DBPro\DBProRepair.exe" RemoveDBPro2008

    "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /ResetUserData

Now restart Visual Studio again, and the problem should be cured.


Comments (5)
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  2. I had a problem where some of the data menus had duplicate entries (like the following): It happens because

  3. Ivolved says:

    Was terrified for a moment because the /resetuserdata caused my 2008 install to think it was Orcas…at least the splash screen did.

  4. cwillwer says:

    It should be noted that if you are on an x64 system, %ProgramFiles% maps to the wrong path. It maps to the location of 64-bit applications, but Visual Studio is currently (as of the 2008 version) a 32-bit app. In this case use %ProgramFiles(x86)% instead of %ProgramFiles%.

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