Installing the TFS Power Toys on Vista


If you try and install the Team Foundation Server Power Toys (or Tools) on a Vista machine, you may well see the following error:



Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.


Solving this is quite easy; you just need to fire up a command prompt using the Run As Admin setting and use the msiexec command line:



msiexec /i “tfs power tools.msi” 


The reason for this is due to the increased security in Vista, for more information on this, see http://devreadiness.org/default.aspx


Neil.

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