SDK Workaround: Running Visual Studio 2005 Integration fails on Vista

This workaround applies to:


·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007


In Windows Vista, running the Visual Studio 2005 Registration Tool fails with the error “Unable to access the required files”. This is because the integration tool needs to be run with elevated privileges:

Start –> All Programs –> Microsoft Windows SDK V6.1 –> Visual Studio Registration–> Integrate Windows SDK Directories with Visual Studio 2005 (on Vista, right-click and select Run as Administrator).

Alternatively, open an SDK build environment as Administrator, and run the Visual Studio 2005 Integration Tool from there.

Windows SDK Team 

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