Even though there is the new release candidate of Visual Studio 2012 out recently, there are still projects/clients that need Visual Studio 2010.
I was updating a VM to be Service Pack 1 of Visual Studio Studio 2010 – and it was failing on the “WCF RIA Services” piece – and asking for the “file”…
After some poking about, and checking blogs, etc – I worked out :
- The installer is updating to the new version of RIA Services
- It needs to uninstall the OLD version
- It can’t find it – and no, it’s not the file on the DVD/ISO
If you check in “Add/Remove Programs”, there is an entry for it – but even THAT can’t be uninstalled…>
The only way to do it – and this solved for me :
- Download the OLD file using this link
- WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010
- When uninstalling from Add/Remove Programs – point to THIS file (RiaServices.msi – size 5,359 KB)
That should do it ! Try the Visual Studio SP1 again – and it’ll proceed safely & happily.
Just had a thought that you could probably select this file during the Visual Studio SP1 process – ie. you don’t need to uninstall view Add/Remove Programs.
The main trick is to get the “v1.0” WCF RIA Services file – to allow for the “UN” install of it.
OK – got past that one – and had a similar problem with the “Dotfuscator Community Edition”.
For this – I delved into the original Visual Studio 2010 installer (ISO) :
- Have a look in the WCU\Dotfuscator folder.
- There is a “DotfuscatorCE.msi” file
- Save it out to a folder (eg. C:\temp)
- Within the installer, choose the file – and click OK
OK – that should be *IT*, right ??!
Nope – hit another one !! SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework.
This is within the original Visual Studio installer : WCU\DAC folder
Grab all THREE files – as you’ll need to select/uninstall these during the SP1 install.
Next one : SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\SMO
Grab the entire folder (as with the DAC above) – need ‘em all.
Next one : F# (FSharpRedist2.0.msi)
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\FSharp
Next one : Visual Studio 2010 Office Developer Tools (x64)
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\VSTO
Need to grab this file : vstodt40_x64.msi
Another one : Microsoft Help Viewer
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\Help
There are two EXE files – you’ll need to ‘extract’ the contents – using WinRAR, or similar.
Eg. HelpSetup_x64.exe has the following – you only need to grab the MSI :
Last one (?) : SharePoint Developer Tools
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\SpTools
Copy the file : SpTools_x86_enu.msi
Nope ! One more : Visual C++ Runtime
This is located in the (original) Visual Studio installer : WCU\VCRuntimes
Copy the whole folder, will need to update the x64 and x86 MSI’s…
OK – wow – that was kinda tricky & annoying – but all done now – PHEW !
Here’s a few articles that may help – if my post didn’t sort out your problem :