Visual Studio 2005 on a Windows 2003 application server

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Subject: Visual Studio 2005 on a Windows 2003 application server
Posted by:  SHEBERT (SHEBE…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006

I'm trying to install "Visual Studio Team Edition Software Developers" on a
"Terminal server" in "application server" mode on a Windows 2003 server.

But I get the error "at least one component has an install path set to a
mapped drive. Installing to mapped drives is not supported" when I select any
type of installation (DEFAULT, FULL or even CUSTOM)

I see that a few components are trying to be installed on "u:\Program
Files\Common Files\" where U: is a network drive.

Those components do not allow me to change the path.

After investigation, it is the registry field "COMMONFILESDIR" in
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion that contains "u:\Program
Files\Common Files\" instead of "C:\Program Files\Common Files\".

This is the first "application server" on Windows 2003 in our company; all
other "application server" has the registry field "COMMONFILESDIR" set to
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\"

Don’t know if it's a bug with the installation of "visual Studio 2005" or
with our application server

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