Unable to launch Visual Studio 2015 IDE after removing Update3

Visual Studio 2015 IDE can’t be launched after removing Visual Studio U3. In the task manager it shows devenv.exe but there is no UI availavle on the screen. If I launch VS IDE again, the behavior remains same and the task manager shows two instances of devenv.exe. Even if I repair VS 2015, it doesn’t…

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Setup detected an issue during the operation. Please click below to check for a solution and help us to improve the setup experience.

Visual Studio 2015 setup crashes with the following error after the splash screen is shown: “Setup detected an issue during the operation. Please click below to check for a solution and help us to improve the setup experience.” After reviewing the Setup failure log dd_vs_****_201*******.log, I found the below failure stack: [22C4:0820][2016-08-10T14:11:05]e000: MUX:  ERROR: The…

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Error 1719.The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5.2/4.6/4.6.1 fails to install on Windows 7/2008 R2 OSs. The installation may roll back at the end. As per the log, this is a custom action failure: SI (s) (68:58) [13:28:19:005]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=CA_Regtlb_Microsoft.JScrip_amd64,ActionType=3073,Source=BinaryData,Target=QuietExec,CustomActionData=”C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\regtlibv12.exe” “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.JScript.tlb”;11)MSI (s) (68:58) [13:28:19:005]: Creating MSIHANDLE (19) of type 790536 for thread 4696MSI (s) (68:48) [13:28:19:005]: Invoking remote…


Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 fails to install with the below error message: Setup Failed! – Team Explorer for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 I ran https://aka.ms/vscollect tool and reviewed the logs %temp%\vslogs.zip As per the Team Explorer log:  MSI (s) (C4:08) [10:30:56:545]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=TeamExplorerVsixInstall,,) MSI (s) (C4:08) [10:30:56:545]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=TeamExplorerVsixInstall,ActionType=1074,Source=C:\Program…


When you install an updated Visual C++ 2013 redistributable package, binaries for non-target architectures are removed

There is a known issue with Update for Visual C++ 2013 package: When you install an updated Visual C++ 2013 redistributable package, binaries for non-target architectures are removed. For example, after you install an update for an x86-based application, the x64 Visual C++ 2013 runtime libraries are missing. If you install the “Visual C++ Redistributable…


Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

“Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation” error message when you try to create a project in Visual Studio 2015 IDE As per the VS IDE log (ActivityLog.xml), Construction of frame content failed. Frame identifier: ST:0:0:{74946827-37a0-11d2-a273-00c04f8ef4ff} Frame caption: Exception details: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsShell5.LoadPackageWithContext(Guid& packageGuid,…

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Error 1606.Could not access network location

Visual Studio 2015 or update packages may fail with the below error message: In order to diagnose the VS 2015 failure, we need to review the log files.  •       Download collect.exe from https://aka.ms/vscollect and save it locally•       Open an admin command prompt and launch collect.exe  When it finishes, the logs would be generated in %temp%\vslogs.zip …

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Visual Studio 2015 Sign-in Experience & Scenarios

Evaluating Visual Studio 2015 for 30 Days You can evaluate the Professional and Enterprise editions of Visual Studio 2015 for 30 days, starting when you install the product. To verify this, select “Account Settings” option under “File” menu For Example: This installation was done on 18-Feb-2016 and the evaluation period will end on 19-Mar-2016 How…

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A certificate chain could not be built to a trusted root authority

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.X (KB3135996 or KB3136000) may fail with the below error message: Installation failed with error code: (0x800B010A), “A certificate chain could not be built to a trusted root authority.” As per the install log: C:\65760b35b9bcb98aad5de44ad83b\NDP45-KB3135996.msp Signature could not be verified for NDP45-KB3135996.mspNo FileHash provided. Cannot perform FileHash verification for…

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SignTool Error: The signer’s certificate is not valid for signing

You may find the below error message while publishing a ClickOnce application in the Visual Studio IDE: “SignTool Error: The signer’s certificate is not valid for signing” Since, the above error message indicates that it’s an issue with the certificate. I tried signing a sample EXE file using the same certificate and it failed with…

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