Fixing Setup Errors Installing Silverlight Tools Beta 2
What's the problem?
There are two predominate issues that are preventing a successful installation of Silverlight Tools Beta 2.
- Silverlight_chainer.exe fails attempting to uninstall KB949325
- Mismatched binaries when both Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta and Silverlight Tools Beta 2 are installed.
These two problems account for the vast majority of installation problems developers are running into.
What's the solution?
To help address these two specific problems I've created a .vbs script that attempts to detects and repairs both of these issues.
Download "Silverlight_Tools_Fixup.zip" attached to this post.
Unzip "Silverlight_Tools_Fixup.vbs" from Silverlight_Tools_Fixup.zip
Run the following:
So what happened?
When run Silverlight_Tools_Fixup.vbs will:
- Detect and uninstall KB949325
- Detect all advertised features in VS and repair them. (Advertised features result in mismatched binaries.)
*Vista non-admin scenarios will require running the script from command prompt that was started using "Run as administrator".
*You may also be prompted for original media when uninstalling KB949325.
Be sure to check out the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 readme for known issues.
You can also get additional help from the "Installation and Setup" forum here: http://silverlight.net/forums/13.aspx