Aaron Ruckman's Web Log

Visual Studio 2010 installation support with Bit Locker

I've seen a number of Tweets with regards to not being able to install Visual Studio 2010 on OS with...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/19/2010

Aaron Ruckman - How do you like my brand?

When you think about Aaron Ruckman, what does that make you think, feel, do? Do you like Aaron's...

Author: aaronru Date: 02/12/2010

Upgrade instructions for moving from Visual Studio 2010 RC to RTM

If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 RC, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is required...

Author: aaronru Date: 02/09/2010

Unable to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 due to VC 9.0 runtime.

Problem: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 (Express, Professional, Premium or Ultimate SKUs)...

Author: aaronru Date: 11/25/2009

Visual Studio and .NET Framework do not support installing via app compat modes.

Symptoms Visual Studio 2010 and/or .NET Framework 4.0 setup fails with 1603 error code or blocks...

Author: aaronru Date: 10/27/2009

Guidance on sending Aaron Ruckman Setup logs

Run the collect tool to collect and gather logs. I use Windows LiveTM SkyDrive to post my logs,...

Author: aaronru Date: 10/19/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Forum:...

Author: aaronru Date: 10/19/2009

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 if you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and you don’t want to flatten your box.

If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is...

Author: aaronru Date: 10/19/2009

Guidance to upgrade from Windows Vista and to Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Installed

Hi everyone, The following will implement preventative measures and will avoid an unusable Visual...

Author: aaronru Date: 08/06/2009

Please do not install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode.

Issue We've seen a number of people attempt to install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode on...

Author: aaronru Date: 06/09/2009

Will start blogging about Visual Studio 2010 Beta1

So, first I want to thank all of you who have been coming to my blog for .NET Framework related...

Author: aaronru Date: 06/09/2009

When installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista what does the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 on Vista error code 1058 mean and how do I work around it?

If you see an error like: [05/20/08,14:05:17] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS): ***ERRORLOG...

Author: aaronru Date: 05/21/2008

.NET Framework 3.5, 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 Language packages

Recently the .NET Framework 3.5 Language packages were released. You can get them by going to the...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/21/2008

Do you want a job?

We're looking for smart people for various jobs on the Deployment Technology Team! Job Code Position...

Author: aaronru Date: 02/25/2008

.NET Framework 3.5 Deployment and administrator guides are published

.NET Framework 3.5 Deployment Guide http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160716.aspx .NET...

Author: aaronru Date: 01/24/2008

.NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 on Vista RTM?

I've received the following type of question a few times and would like to give the answer with some...

Author: aaronru Date: 01/20/2008

Installing .NET Framework 3.5 language packages with the core

Installing ENU/Core .NET Framework 3.5 on non-ENU Operating System: You can install .NET Framework...

Author: aaronru Date: 01/19/2008

Recent .NET Framework KBs enumerated

With .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista or LHS you might get one of the following KBs installed. The...

Author: aaronru Date: 01/02/2008

More download manager under the covers

I've received the following question enought that I decided it would make a good blog post. Q. Why...

Author: aaronru Date: 12/21/2007

.NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 installation will fail if the Print Spooler is not running on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

One of the .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 prerequisite packages requires that the Print Spooler service...

Author: aaronru Date: 12/19/2007

Creating .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 redist

Please follow the official guidelines at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc160716.aspx

Author: aaronru Date: 12/13/2007

.NET framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 download managers

.NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 released with a small webdownload, which then manages the...

Author: aaronru Date: 12/13/2007

What to do when you go to post a setup and deployment issue on the MSDN forums?

Step 1. It would be super helpful if you could provide the following information at the beginning of...

Author: aaronru Date: 12/11/2007

Uninstalling the Visual Studio 2008 RTM or RC

If you're having issues installing Visual Studio 2008 RTM and had installed Visual Studio 2008 RC or...

Author: aaronru Date: 12/10/2007

Shaping the next generation deployment experience

We are thinking about the next version of Visual Studio's deployment experience. I need your help to...

Author: aaronru Date: 11/30/2007

.NET Framework 3.5 Installation validation tool

If you want to detect if your .NET Framework 3.5 installation was successful, you can use this tool...

Author: aaronru Date: 11/29/2007

.NET Framework 3.5 RTM Detection Logic.

When you install .NET Framework 3.5, it installs .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & .NET Framework 2.0...

Author: aaronru Date: 11/26/2007

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Author: aaronru Date: 09/28/2007

.NET Framework Error: 6015 - EFS is disabled

If you are installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta2 on Vista and you get an error message like:...

Author: aaronru Date: 08/14/2007

Possible issue using ASP.NET controls in VS 2008 beta 2

Description of this issue Since Visual Studio 2008 beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 were...

Author: aaronru Date: 08/07/2007

.NET Framework 3.5 Beta1 Released

WOOHOO!!! .NET Framework 3.5 Beta1 has been released. Other related blogs: JasonZ's blog:...

Author: aaronru Date: 05/04/2007

When I try to download .NET Framework 3.0 GOLD my computer says that this isn't a Windows 32 application.

Commonly this is caused by the installation program you've downloaded to become corrupted in the...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/17/2007

Downloading and installing .NET Framework 2.0 results in a not a windows application error

Most of the time this issue points back to a corrupted download. Redowndownloading the package to a...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/17/2007

How do I get that annoying Visual Studio compatiblity dialog to go away when running on Vista

When using whidbey you might see a compatibility dialog. This dialog can be remedied by installing...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/17/2007

Will .NET Framework 3.0 run .NET Framework 2.0 apps?

This is a common question on the .NET Framework Setup Forum. Let me first answer this by YES!!!...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/17/2007

Uninstalling the Framework

I've been noticing that quite a few of you are having issues uninstalling a framework when partially...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/13/2007

Q. Do i need to uninstall 3.0 in order for Visual Studio 2005 to compile 2.0 managed applications?

A. Visual Studio 2005 will target your managed appliations as 2.0 by default. 3.0 adds to the 2.0...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/11/2007

What Versions of the Framework are installed on what OS?

Aaron stebner's blog has a very good entry regarding this point:...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/10/2007

To collect the logs please follow the steps found on aaronste’s blog: Tool to automatically collect...

Author: aaronru Date: 04/06/2007

.NET Framework 3.0 available for download

Last night .NET Framework 3.0 was made available for download. See the following links: .NET...

Author: aaronru Date: 11/07/2006

New .NET Framework Setup Forum

I would like to announce the new .NET Framework Setup Forum. This forum is the place to discuss .NET...

Author: aaronru Date: 10/20/2006