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Installing Visual Studio 2008 on Windows Server 2008

Today I’ve had a hard time installing Visual Studio 2008 on Windows Server 2008. I finally wanted to test WCF hosting within WAS.

The installation broke several times with Error 1330:

"… d:\ has an invalid digital signature …"

I tried copying the installation files to HDD, another installation media, mounting the ISO image - all to no avail.

Finally I found a blog post on the issue by Heath Stewart. Within the comments to his post he recommends to

check your performance settings, to see if the failed machines are set for Background Service Optimization? Also, are these Win2K3 machines or what platform are they?

On Vista: "Start"->Right click on Computer, select Properties. On the left, select "Advanced System Properties", click "Settings" under "Performance", then click the "Advanced" tab. Is "Programs" or "Background services" checked.

I switched the performance settings to "Programs" and also defragmented the target disk with the build-in defragmenter. Afterwards the installation ran perfectly fine.

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List of WCF Resources

Joe Stagner provides an extensive list of videos and labs for WCF:

So, here you go!  Sixty Five Videos and Virtual Labs to make you a WCF Expert !

If you’re interested in the WCF Web Programming Model (RESTful WCF), you might take a look at Steve Maine’s WCF Web Programming Model Documentation.

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