Install fails when VB is not installed


I have VSTS installed (Developer and Database editions) with C# and C++ languages loaded. When trying to install the latest drops, I recieve an error about missing VisualBasic files and the installer rolls back. I will go ahead and try to compile the source and see if I can install it that way, since this is a company machine and I cannot install VB on it.
Closed Apr 28, 2008 at 6:21 PM by MichaelPuleio
Resolved with the SCSF April 2008 release


pseverini wrote May 25, 2007 at 3:44 PM

We need to figure out how to solve this issue. VB.NET cannot be an expected requirement for those who don't have a valid license.

Thank you.

gblock wrote May 28, 2007 at 5:43 PM

We are currently looking into this. In the short term we will have a document soon that describes how you can disable VB support in the packages.

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rmtuckerphx wrote May 29, 2007 at 10:30 PM

This is not a Low impact. We are dead in the water if we don't have VB support. Is there a Registry key that we can use to fake out VB installation for a short fix?

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Calin wrote Nov 21, 2007 at 9:38 AM


I also need help with this issue, I tried editing SmartClientDevelopment.xml file but the package failed loading with a different error.


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