FIX: You cannot publish Word format manual tests that Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition System generates to Team Foundation Server 2005

SYMPTOMS
When you publish Microsoft Office Word format manual test results that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition System Test generates to a Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2005 server, you receive the following error message:
Publish Operation Failed
CAUSE
To publish test results that Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition System Test generates to a Team Foundation Server 2005 server, the XSL Transformation (XSLT) is used to convert the test results to a Team Foundation Server 2005 version. During the transformation process, the Word document causes an XML exception when a node element expects a value that does not exist in the manual test.
RESOLUTION
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 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.

Prerequisites

You must have Visual studio 2008 Service Pack 1 to apply this hotfix.

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 sizeDateTime
Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll9.0.30729.146876,54409-Sep- 20071:12:52 AM
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about how to publish test results, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956861 FIX: Error message when you publish a large test result that is generated by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team System Test to Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2005
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Article ID: 956863 - Last Review: 10/09/2011 23:36:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent

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