After you install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, in some situations, when you try to use Data Source Configuration Wizard to create a connection, you may see the following error messages,

Error message 1:

Could not load type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.SyncFacade.SyncManager' from assembly Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.DslPackage, Version =, Culture=neutral, PublicKey Token=b03f5f7f11d50a3a

Error message 2:

The type initializer for 'Microsoft.VisusalStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.SyncFacade.SyncTableConfigManager' threw an exception

These are due to an incomplete installation of Service Pack 1 or an incorrect installation of Microsoft Synchronization Services for

We have written a KB article (KB2001115) to explain the details and provide the solutions. Please see here if you met these issues,

If you need any further help, let us know.