“Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f”

When you run Performance Wizard after doing custom VSTS install choosing VB only, a dialog box will pop up with an error message “Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5 (Time: 25 minutes) Resolution: User needs to install manually either C# or C++ or J# feature on the system. Repro Steps ==========…


Project : error PRJ0003 : Error spawning ‘cl.exe’

After installing Visual Studio 2008 Standard with only VC++, when you try to build any kind of C++ project you will receive the following error message: Project : error PRJ0003 : Error spawning ‘cl.exe’ Please refer to the link below for resolution   http://blogs.msdn.com/smondal/archive/2009/08/28/after-installing-visual-studio-2008-standard-with-only-vc-when-you-try-to-build-any-kind-of-c-project-you-will-receive-the-following-error-message-project-error-prj0003-error-spawning-cl-exe.aspx   Content by : Soumitra Mondal  


"Xamlviewer" folder is deleted after installing .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

“Xamlviewer” folder is deleted after installing .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on a Windows XP / Windows 2003 system – to know the reason, please click on the following link http://blogs.msdn.com/smondal/archive/2009/08/31/xamlviewer-folder-is-deleted-after-installing-netfx-3-5-sp1-on-a-win-xp-win-2003-system.aspx Content by : Soumitra Mondal


Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Visual Studio IDE

Issue   Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Menu option from the Visual Studio IDE The Add-in does not even show in the Add-in Manager   Resolution   To resolved this issue you can try the following steps :   – Go to C:/Program Files folder and delete the folder with the name of…


SQL Server 2008 setup fails with a Microsoft .NET Framework exception

Microsoft .NET Framework   Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.   Configuration system failed to initialize.   – Error Details ============   See the end of this message for details on…


How to install Expression Blend and SP1 in silent mode

For the detailed steps on how to install Expression blend and SP1 in silent more, please refer to the link below   http://blogs.msdn.com/smondal/archive/2009/08/31/how-to-install-express-blend-and-sp1-in-silent-mode.aspx  Content by: Soumitra Mondal


The Windows Installer package:c:95a81ae6b7710d0be9e6ff093dafvs_setup.ms_ could not be opened

Issue ========= .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation fails with error : —————————Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup—————————The Windows Installer package:c:\95a81ae6b7710d0be9e6ff093daf\vs_setup.ms_ could not be opened.Choose Retry to try again. Choose Cancel for exit setup.—————————Retry Cancel —————————and—————————Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup—————————A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Cancelling setup.—————————OK ————————— Resolution =========  …


Visual Basic 6.0 IDE launch executes with Visual Studio 2005 resiliency

Steps tried: – Ran the VB 6.0 IDE and it started running the resiliency – Let the Resiliency complete and then launched VB 6.0 still same issue- Checked Event Viewer and saw 2 MSI warnings :Event Type: WarningEvent Source: MsiInstallerEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 1001Date: 8/3/2009Time: 11:57:23 AMUser: COBRA\BrianComputer: COBRADescription:Detection of product ‘{1B041548-33BC-4174-8B97-ADC9B7948488}’, feature ‘VB_for_VS_7_Ent’ failed…