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Installing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

03.11.2011
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As has become customary when the product team releases a new patch, SP or version I like to document the install. This post seams almost redundant as I had no problems, but I think that is as valuable to other thinking of installing the Service Pack as all the problems that we sometimes get.

As per Brian's post I am Installing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 first and indeed as this is a single server local deployment I need to install both. If I only install one it will leave the other product broken.

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Figure: Hopefully this will be more uneventfulcoffee-cup

It takes a little while for your system to be checked to see what components need updating. On my main computer this was pretty quick, but on the laptop it took some time.

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Figure: There are a lot of components to update

With this update also comes an update to .NET as well as many other components.

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Figure: I downloaded the full 1.5GB’s, but you could do a web install

It depends on how good you internet connection is to how long it would take to download, but as I am now in the US I decided not to trust the internet connection speeds. It took around 30-40 minutes to download the full thing which is a little slow.

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Figure: I did not need to download, but that would increase the install timecoffee-cup

So on my main computer again this was fast, but again on my netbook this took a little while.

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Figure: The actual install took around 30-40 minutes (2 hours on netbook)coffee-cup

I was pretty impressed with the speed of the install, and as Team Explore is now out of the box with Visual Studio 2010 I don’t get the problem of the SP being installed before Team Explorer and having a disjointed experience Smile

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Figure: As I suspected, no problems with the install

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Figure: Checking in Visual Studio shows that all the servicing points were successful

This was an easy experience even if the SP was over 1.5GB’s to download Smile Hopefully I will be discovering things that work better for a good while to come, as well as not seeing holes in the product that I had no encountered yet.

What were your experiences of installing Visual Studio 2010 Service pack 1?

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