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FIX: You cannot open certain work items after you install Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer and then install Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer on the same computer
Article ID: 946075 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. You install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer. Then, you install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer on the same computer. In this scenario, you may experience either of the following symptoms.
Symptom 1If you open a work item in Microsoft Office Excel in one version of Team Explorer, you cannot open any work items in the other version of Team Explorer.
Symptom 2If you uninstall one version of Team Explorer, you cannot open any work items in Excel or in Microsoft Office Project in the remaining version of Team Explorer.
This problem occurs because Microsoft Office integration is unstable if you install Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer and then install Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft.
To download this hotfix from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB946075Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note Alternatively, you can download this hotfix rollup from the following Microsoft Connect Web site:
PrerequisitesYou must have Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer and Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Note After you apply this hotfix, Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer and Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer work correctly regardless of the order in which you install the programs.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
If you uninstall Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer but do not uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer, you must run a repair utility on Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates