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FIX: You cannot use Microsoft SoftGrid to virtualize Visual Studio 2005

You cannot use Microsoft SoftGrid to virtualize Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

Note When you virtualize applications, the Microsoft Software License Terms for the original product are not negated.
This problem occurs because of licensing restrictions.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have the following installed to apply this hotfix:
  • A volume license for Visual Studio 2005.
  • Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 or a later version of Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 or a later version of Microsoft SoftGrid 4.1

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService Pack (SP) requirement
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about sequencing in Microsoft SoftGrid, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932137 Best practices to use for sequencing in Microsoft SoftGrid
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
SoftGrid Streaming Application Virtualization

Article ID: 944478 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 12:29:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition

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