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How to Sequence Visual Studio 2010 in Microsoft Application Virtualization

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  • This article describes one method that you can use to sequence Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for use with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). The method that is described in this article is not the only possible method. Additionally, you may have to adapt the information in this article as appropriate for your particular environment.

     

    Application Name:  Visual Studio 2010

    Application Version:  Service Pack 1

    Company Name:  Microsoft Corporation

    Sequencer Version:  App-V 4.6 SP1

    App-V Client Version Tested On:  App-V 4.6 SP1

    Operating System Sequenced On:  Windows XP SP3; Windows Vista SP2; Windows 7 SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Pre-requisites:

    You must have the following to sequence Visual Studio 2010 for use with Microsoft Application Virtualization:

    ·         A volume license for Visual Studio 2010

    ·         Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 or a later version

    ·         Hotfix 2526163 for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

    ·         Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 or a later version

    ·         Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full Profile natively installed on the App-V Sequencer and App-V Clients to which the sequencing will be deployed.

    ·         If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later on the App-V Sequencer and App-V Clients.

     

    Client Operating Systems Successfully Deployed To:  Windows XP SP3; Windows Vista SP2; Windows 7 SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Posted by Microsoft Employee:  Jim Boyles

    Corresponding KB Article Reference:   

    For Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, you have to obtain Hotfix 2526163. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2526163 FIX: Error message when you try to start a sequenced Visual Studio 2010 application package on an Application Virtualization client: "Invalid license data. Reinstall is required"

    Steps to Sequence the Application

    Background

    Obtain Background Information

    ·         Review the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 Sequencing Guide white paper available on TechNet.

    ·         Install Visual Studio 2010 to become familiar with the functionality of the program.

     

    Prepare the Environment

    Make sure that you allocate at least 3 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM) to the computer on which you will sequence Visual Studio.

    Sequence Visual Studio 2010

    Note:  Please complete all sequencing steps logged in as a local administrator.

    1.       Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full Profile on the Sequencer machine.  Using Microsoft Update, install all updates for Windows and .NET Framework.

    2.       Make sure that the following update was installed by Microsoft Update on the Sequencer machine.  If not, install it manually.  2468871 Update for the .NET Framework 4

    3.       On the Tools menu, click Options.  Click on the Exclusion Items tab.

    4.       Add the following exclusions:

     

    Exclude Path

    Mapping Type

    %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.30319_32

    VFS

    %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.30319_64

    VFS

    %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32

    VFS

     %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_64

    VFS

    \Registry\Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v2.0.50727\NGENService\Roots

    VRG

    \Registry\Machine\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework\v2.0.50727\NGENService\Roots

    VRG

    \REGISTRY\MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Fusion

    VRG      

     

     

    For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, also add the following exclusions:

     

    Exclude Path

    Mapping Type

    %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_32\System.EnterpriseServices

    VFS

    %CSIDL_WINDOWS%\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_64\System.EnterpriseServices

    VFS

     

     

     

    5.       On the File menu, click Save As Template… to save these exclusions as a project template.

    6.       On the File menu, click New From Template… to start sequencing using the newly created template.

    7.       Complete the initial pages of the New Package Wizard.

    8.       Start monitoring the installation.

    9.       Install Visual Studio 2010. Use the default options, except for the following:

    a.       Be sure to specify the install location as Q:\VS2010.

    b.      Install everything except Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools and SQL Server 2008 Express.

    10.   On 64-bit systems (x64), open regedit and create the following keys after Visual Studio 2010 installation completes:

    a.       HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\PLAYREADY

    b.      HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\PLAYREADY

    11.   Install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

    12.   Install Hotfix 2526163 for Install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

    a.       Launch an elevated Visual Studio 2010 Command prompt while monitoring.  Note:  You do not need to run elevated on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

    b.      Run DDConfigCA.exe from the command prompt.

    c.       Exit the command prompt.

    13.   After installation completes, run the following from an elevated command prompt:  %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\ngen executeQueuedItems

    14.   On 64-bit systems (x64), also run the following from an elevated command prompt:  %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen executeQueuedItems

    15.   Launch an elevated Visual Studio 2010 Command prompt.  Note:  You do not need to run elevated on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.  Execute the command:

    a.       On 32-bit systems (x86):  gacutil /i “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Silverlight\4.0.50826.0\System.Windows.dll”

    b.      On 64-bit systems (x64):  gacutil /i “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Silverlight\4.0.50826.0\System.Windows.dll”

    16.   If you are sequencing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, modify intellitrace.exe.config.  Modify the startup xml node to add an attribute useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy:  <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true"> in the following 2 locations:

    a.       Q:\VS2010\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\DataCollectors

    b.      Q:\VS2010\Team Tools\TraceDebugger Tools

    17.   For 64-bit systems (x64), perform the following steps:

    a.       Open the registry key HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Iexplore.exe.

    b.      Modify the Default value of this key to place quotes around the path. For example, if the current value is C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE, change the value to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE”.

    c.       Modify the Path value of this key to place quotes around the path. For example, if the current value is C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, change the value to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer”.

    18.   Stop monitoring the installation.

    19.   Continue to the customization page

    20.   On the Tools menu, click Diagnostics | Command Window.

    a.       Run regedit.

    b.      Delete the value HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10\SetupCommandLine

    c.       Exit regedit and the command prompt.

    21.   Go to the VFS tab on the Sequencer. Delete all files named webengine4.dll.  If no files are found with the specified name, skip this step.

    22.   On the OSD tab, add the following environment variable to all the OSDs:

    a.       On 32-bit systems (x86): PATH=%PATH%;%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319

    b.      On 64-bit systems (x64):  PATH=%PATH%;%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319;%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319

    23.   Save the package.

     

    On the App-V Client

    Be sure to complete the following steps on all App-V Clients to which the sequencing will be deployed.

    1.       Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full Profile.  Using Microsoft Update, install all updates for Windows and .NET Framework. 

    2.       Make sure that the following update was installed by Microsoft Update.  If not, install it manually.  2468871 Update for the .NET Framework 4

    3.       Run services.msc and disable the Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache service.

     

     



    Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:10 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jim!

    Will this patch also allow Visual Studio 2010 to be sysprep'd reliably for situations when you would create virtual machine templates (for example with Visual Studio's Lab Management features with TFS)?

    Thanks!


    Ed Blankenship
    Microsoft MVP (TFS, Visual Studio ALM, and Team System)
    Our TFS 2010 Book

    Ed Squared Blog

    Monday, August 29, 2011 10:17 PM
  • Hi Jim,

     

    Thanks for this work. Unfortunately, i couldn't successfully sequenced VS2010 Ultimate following your steps.

    Is it possible for you, to create a package accelerator for Visual Studio ? I'm sure, it can be usefull for everyone who want to deploy Visual Studio.

     

    Thanks in advance for your reply,

     

    Raphael

    Monday, December 5, 2011 8:35 AM
  • Please kindly post the recipe for sequencing visual studio 2010,2012 with Appv 5.0..

    thanks... i tried but getting license Error.

    Friday, August 2, 2013 1:29 PM
  • Hi Jim,

    Please add new line for 64 Bit machine as below:

    20.b. Delete the value HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\SetupCommandLine

    I need suggestion on below:

    I have done middleware sequencing of .net 4.0 as it is pre-req for VS2010. I want to bundle .net 4.0 with VS2010 and then publish. Can you please explain me steps to follow?


    Regards, Firoz Ahmad (Cheeeeeerrrrssssss)


    Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:33 AM