Scott Hanselman

Visual Studio.NET Express Beta 1 requires the Windows SP2 Firewall be turned off to install. Oy.

June 30, '04 Comments [2] Posted in ASP.NET | Tools
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The readme for the new Visual Studio Express Beta

Windows XP SP2
Issue: On a computer running Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Web download will fail, as the firewall is enabled by default.

Workaround: Disable the firewall and check to make sure the Proxy settings are enabled. This can be checked by opening Internet Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Connections tab. Click LAN Settings. The Automatically Detect Settings check box should be checked. If it is not, check it and click OK. Then run Setup again."

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, 30 June 2004 10:05:43 UTC
Not true. I installed it on two different machines both running XP SP2 RC2 and didn't have to do this
Thursday, 01 July 2004 05:54:03 UTC
Scott: I've reported this behavior tothesetup team. They are working on fixing any such behavior for beta2 and the release.
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