Error installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 1

Error installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 1

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Summary

Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 is not compatible with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta.   The good news is that Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is coming soon.  Until then you will not be able to install both Silverlight Tools and Visual Studio 2008 SP1.

Until Silverlight Tools Beta 2 ships you'll need to uninstall Silverlight Tools Beta 1 to evaluate Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta.  Likewise, if you've already installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta then you'll need to uninstall it before installing Silverlight Tools Beta 1.

Error installing VS SP1 Beta

If you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta while Silverlight Tools Beta 1 is installed you'll get this error message:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Beta) does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your system. Please click the link below for more details.

Here is a screen shot of the error dialog:

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The get more information link from the dialog above takes you to the readme for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta which includes the following information:

2.1.4.Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 cannot install when SilverLight Tools is installed on machine

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta) will not install if you have Silverlight Tools already installed on your system. The following error message will show up if you attempt the installation:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Beta) does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your system. Please click the link below for more details.
If you wish to apply Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 to your Visual Studio 2008 installation, you must first uninstall Silverlight Tools.

To resolve this issue:

Uninstall steps for Silverlight Tools are as follows:

(Note if you installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with a DVD you will first need to insert the DVD into your computer before proceeding with the uninstall of Silverlight Tools).

For Vista or newer:

  1. Open the Remove Programs dialog from the Control Panel
  2. Uninstall Silverlight Tools Beta for VS2008
  3. Click 'View installed updates' in the task bar on the left
  4. Remove KB949325 (it will be listed under your version of VS2008)

For pre-Vista systems:

  1. Open the Add/Remove Programs dialog from the Control Panel
  2. Uninstall Silverlight Tools Beta for VS2008
  3. Click 'Show updates' at the top of the window
  4. Remove KB 949325 (it will be listed under your version of VS)

Optional addendum to both:
5. Uninstall Silverlight 2 SDK (this will also uninstall the ASP.NET server controls used for hosting Silverlight applications). Uninstalling is not required.

In addition to uninstalling "Microsoft Siliverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008" you must also uninstall KB 949325.  This patch is only visible in Add and Remove Programs if you select "View Installed Updates".

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Error after installing Silverlight Tools Beta 1

If you install Silverlight Tools Beta 1 after Visual Studio 2008 SP1 you will not get any errors during the installation.   However, this will break your Visual Studio installation, causing the following error when trying to open or create a project:

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To recover from this error, uninstall Silverlight Tools Beta 1 and KB 949325 as outlined above in the readme.   This will restore the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 files.

How to get Help?

Heath Stewart has an excellent post and utility at http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2008/05/09/visual-studio-and-net-log-collection-utility.aspx on how to collect the VS setup logs and where to upload them on Microsoft Connect when reporting a problem.

If you run into other Silverlight Tools installation issues please check out the "Installation and Setup" forum here: http://silverlight.net/forums/13.aspx

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  • ....ma mi sa che devo aspettare . If you have installed the VS 2008 Tools for Silverlight 2 Beta1 package

  • Zubair-

    Can you drop me a line to msnow@microsoft.com and I will work with you to see if we can get this resolved.

    Thanks!

    --Mike

    msnow@microsoft.com

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  • So... I get this error even though I don't have Silverlight Tools. How do I fix this? I Did have Microsoft Silverlight and uninstalled that but I don't have the tools. At least they aren't listed in Add/Remove programs. Strange.

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  • Hi Joshua,

    Please see the blog post for help:

    http://weblogs.asp.net/bradleyb/archive/2008/06/18/fixing-setup-errors-installing-silverlight-tools-beta-2.aspx

    -Omar

    Visual Web Developer Team

  • Thanks for the help. The log file of the VBS script says this:

    6/21/2008 16:11:16 [silverlight_tools_fixup] Looking for Installed Version of VS

    6/21/2008 16:11:16 [silverlight_tools_fixup] ERROR: No installed version of Microsoft Visual Studio

    6/21/2008 16:11:24 [silverlight_tools_fixup] End of Script

    This is odd considering VS 2008 Express IS in fact listed in my Add/Remove programs list. Does this mean it could be a corrupt installation and should I uninstall/reinstall to try to correct the issue?

  • I DID run Collect.exe and retrieved the .cab it created with the log that SP1 beta generated if you are insterested in seeing it.

  • Hey Joshua, Unfortunately Silverlight Tools doesn't currently support the Express versoins of VS.  

    It will work with the 90 evaluation version of VS Pro here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vs2008/products/cc268305.aspx

    Support for Visual Web Developer Express will be available when Silverlight Tools is finally released.

    Hope this helps,

    Brad.

  • Hi,

    I have Visual Studio 2008 Prof. Edition in French.

    I don't have Silverlight installed or KB 949325.

    When I try to install VS 2008 SP1 Beta, it doesn't work. Message says that non of my products are concerned by this installation (I am translating from French so it might not be the excat message in English).

    I ran collect.exe ... what can I do with the file it creates?

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    I have Visual Studio 2008 Prof. Edition in French.

    I don't have Silverlight installed or KB 949325.

    When I try to install VS 2008 SP1 Beta, it doesn't work. Message says that none of my products are concerned by this installation (I am translating from French so it might not be the excat message in English).

    I ran collect.exe ... what can I do with the file it creates?

    Thanks

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