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Whoohoo folks! the long awaited SP for VSTx, Express and TFS is finally out you can get it right here.

Also there is a hotfix to apply prior to installing the SP for TFS make sure you read all about it here, essentially it put TFS to "sleep" while patches are installed.  There is nothing special to do, just install this hotfix and whenever you apply another hotfix, SP, etc TFS will go to sleep prior to install that's it guys.

Happy Patching



Update: Save some time and space installing the SP by disabling the patch cache Heath Stewarts explains how to disable the Windows installer Patch Cache which for VSTS will take a whooping 1.3G of disk space... go have a read.


Update 2: Installing SP for VSTx and Pro/Standard (not express) on Vista

First create a cmd file with the following content (this is based on Heath's info)

reg export HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer installer.reg
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v MaxPatchCacheSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
net stop "Windows Installer"
start /wait VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU.exe
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v MaxPatchCacheSize /f
reg import installer.reg
net stop "Windows Installer"
del /q installer.reg 2>nul


Put this file in the same directory as the patch file, and start a cmd window as administrator (very important) navigate to the patch directory and execute the cmd file.




Update 3: Sheeesh I took 1 1/2 hours to install on my laptop (even with the no cache).  I remember if you add /quiet at the end of the start /wait xxx /quiet it may take a little bit less time.  This will obviously vary based on your machine and memory and disk speed but wow that was long ;-).


Update 4: So I started installing the SP on my test VM and bam Error 1718: File C:\win...\installer\1ac..msp did not pass the digital signature check.  Well it turn out if you look at the KB here that I don't have enough contiguous memory to check the signature... doh! my VM as 1G of virtual memory.  I have applied the workaround and was able to install the SP.


Update 5: Well well it seems Heath has did it again! ;-).  Check here for a procedure on how to slipstream the SP1 into your original version of VSTS.  I'm definitely going to give this a try, the large disk requirement, loooong install time does warrant spending time on this.

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2006 8:09 AM Visual Studio Team System | Back to top

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Thanks for the info. Any clue as to what is included in SP1? I'm looking for the release note document and can't seem to locate it.
Left by Patrice Tremblay on Dec 15, 2006 9:40 AM

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Way to much ;-).

Most of the current hotfix (from Microsoft) also a ton of other enhancements. TFS SP1 also hads a lot of new features see here (it's the beta info but it's a good roundup).
Left by ET on Dec 15, 2006 10:02 AM

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