Fix for Visual Studio 2005 SP1 not installing


We’ve been installing a lot of servers, lately, and some of them have SQL Server 2005.  When running updates, VS2005SP1 always fails on them.  Until today, I finally found a fix in the comments of Michael Howard’s Web Log.

# re: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta Available

OK guys, if anybody still has the probelm here is the solution:

"1) Open local security setting: Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy.

2) Click on "Software Restriction Policies" and if it shows "No Software Restriction Policies Defined" then insert a new (right click the left pane node).

3) 2 x click on the "Enforcement" entry and under "Apply software restriction policies to the following users:" section change to "All users except local administrators".

4) Maybe reboot

This should solve the problem (it did for me).. "


Friday, March 30, 2007 9:36 AM by TheM3Guy

The interesting thing is, I just learned about this setting a couple of weeks ago at Interactive Intelligence training.  It’s a small world (or operating system).


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