FIX: Error message after Visual Studio 2008 starts successfully in the Application Virtualization Client even though you have a valid volume license: "Invalid license data"

You sequence Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization. Additionally, you have a valid volume license for Visual Studio 2008. However, after Visual Studio 2008 starts successfully in the Application Virtualization Client, you receive the following error message:
Invalid license data
Then, Visual Studio 2008 closes automatically.
This problem occurs because the Devenv.exe file inspects the wrong part of the Visual Studio 2008 product ID (PID). Therefore, the Devenv.exe file treats the volume license as not valid.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, 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 Visual Studio 2008 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must 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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to sequence Visual Studio 2008 by using Microsoft App-V 4.5, visit the following Microsoft Web site: 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

Article ID: 951977 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 07:48:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition

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