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… Read more

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 process monitoring software. This may occur… Read more

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… Read more

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. Download collect.exe from the link  below. You may choose to save the tool for later use, or to run directly. The utility creates a compressed cabinet of all the… Read more

Feature Changes in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 may prompt for SQLSysClrTypes.msi

After installing Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, adding or removing features from Visual Studio may prompt for the file SQLSysClrTypes.msi with the following text: Setup is looking for file SQLSysClrTypes.msi. Please insert Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite – ENU disk 1 now. The text will read differently depending if you have… Read more

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. Silverlight 2.0 Beta (KB949325) and… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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.” Workaround… Read more

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 SP1_20080816_141317516-Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007-MSP0.txt Final Result: Installation failed with error… Read more