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Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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For all of you who have been waiting to create App-V images of VS 2010, it’s finally possible. You’ll need VS 2010 + SP1 + 1 patch and App-V 4.6 SP1. Here’s some instructions for how to do it.
You might wonder why it hasn’t just always worked. For an app to work just fine in an App-V image, it must not have any machine specific data coded in it’s configuration. Unfortunately, VS does – specifically in some of our licensing configuration data. The patch I mentioned above changes the way we encode license data so the it doesn’t contain any machine specific state. With that change, you can sequence VS.
If you have issues trying this, I recommend posting on our setup forum here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/threads