Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TFS VS.NET 2008 Testing Fails Corrupt Installer

I recently tried to install 2008 for testers and was not able to run testing projects succesfully.
I was getting the this error:

I tried re-installing 2008 for testers ( I already had Team Foundation 2008 installed) but I had error with the installer.

These are the errors in the Application Event Logs:

Error in Template (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplates\Web\VisualBasic\1033\, file (ModelObjectItemVB_ASPNET.vstemplate). Invalid template element (TemplateID) value (Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.VSTemplate.ModelObjectItemVB_ASPNET).

Finally I tried to re-install Visual Studio .NET 2008 SP1 and that fixed the problems with the test projects.

My setup was in this order:

1) 2008 Team Foundation Server
2) 2008 SP1
3) 2008 for Testers (Didn't work)
So I went back and Re-install SP1 and fixed all my issues.

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