Failure installing Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer
Posted on 2011-09-27
I'm trying to get my system setup with Visual Studio 2008 with Team Explorer.
A little background on my machine... I've got a windows 7 Professional 64bit Lenovo W520 laptop. I've already got Visual Studio 2010 Premium installed and working correctly with our TFS server. I need to get VS2008 installed also so I can work on some legacy projects as well.
So I have an installer for VS2008 that installs Visual Studio Team System 2008 with SP1 integrated. I also need to install the upgrade so that Team Explorer 2008 can operate with TFS 2010. I figured that Team Explorer 2008 was already installed in Visual Studio Team System 2008, but when I try to run this update I get a message saying that my computer does not have installed any of the components that the update would work on. So therefore, my assumption was that Team Explorer 2008 didn't come integrated into the install afterall.
So I went to download a Team Explorer 2008 installation package and when I run it, it fails on the installation of Visual Studio 2008 Shell (Integrated Mode). It says: "Error 1402. Could not open Key: UNKNOWN\Components\5274C89B8DA81514BB7DDFA4CDA87650\FAA9C0AB723160F34BC943B9B48E7F04. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
I am an admin on this machine.
I am not sure what exactly to do from this point. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Visual Studio. I've tried restarting the machine.