Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Setup & Deployment Issues

Unfortunately, a set of setup & deployment issues have been reported with the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack. Some of these are blocking issues and, as a result, we are currently working on a refresh of the Feature Pack.  In the interim, a list of the issues and their workarounds is provided below.  These issues will all be addressed via the refresh.

 

Issue

Workaround

Feature Pack failed to install on German OS or English OS with German locale.

 

Before installing the Feature Pack, change the Regional & Language settings as follows:

 

On XP:  Control Panel ->Regional and Language Options->Regional Options, set “Standards and Formats” to “English(United States)”

 

On Vista: : Control Panel ->Regional and Language Options->Formats, set “Current Format” to “English(United States)”

 

Once installation completes, you can restore your Regional & Language settings.

 

VCRedist_x86.exe failed to install on Vista and Windows Server 2008

No current workaround. We are working on publishing a fixed VCRedist_x86.exe

 

VCRedist_x86.exe installs the ATL and OpenMP assemblies with the wrong processor architecture, which will cause ATL and OpenMP applications targeting x86 to fail.

 

No current workaround. We are working on publishing a fixed VCRedist_x86.exe

 

Thanks,

 Ayman Shoukry

Visual C++ Development Team