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You sequence Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. 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.
Note Virtualizing applications does not negate the Microsoft Software License Terms for the original product.
This problem occurs because of licensing restrictions.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To install this hotfix, you must meet the following conditions:
A volume license for Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or a later version, or Hotfix 951977 for Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 or a later version
.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 natively installed on the App-V Sequencer and clients to which the sequencing will be deployed
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For prescriptive guidance on sequencing Visual Studio 2008 in Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, visit the following Microsoft Web site: