Determining If VS2005 SP1 was successfully installed

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Subject: Determining If VS2005 SP1 was successfully installed
Posted by:  Chip Pearson (ch…
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007

I have VS2005 and VSTO on both my laptop and desktop machines. I downloaded
SP1 from MSDN and saved the setup exe file to a folder. First, I tried to
upgrade to SP1 on my laptop. I ran the program, and it ran for about 10
minutes then quit. It gave no indication whether it successfully upgraded
VS2005. I went to the Help menu, chose About, and it displays:

Version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.50727-4200)
And all the products in the "Installed Products" list display

These numbers (I think) matched the numbers on my un-upgraded desktop
version of VS2005.
Nowhere is "SP1" displayed.

So, I decided to give it a go on the desktop machine. I ran the setup exe,
and got a "Windows Installer - Preparing To Install" window that remain
unchanged for about 40 minutes. Finally, it popped up a message saying
something to the effect "Install Server Is Inaccessible" (I forget the exact
wording -- shame on me for not writing it down). I had to Cancel out of the
Installer, and when it finally terminated, I started VS2005, went to
Help/About, and now I see

Version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.50727-4200), same as before,
but all the product numbers in the "Installed Product" list show
Nowhere is "SP1" displayed.

So, my question, is, was SP1 installed on either the laptop or desktop,
either fully or partially? How would I determine whether it was installed,
and how do I get it to do a full upgrade?

If it matters, I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2, Office 2003 and Office 2007
both installed with NET Programmability enabled, with VSTO SE installed. I
installed VSTO SE prior to trying to install SP1 on each machine.

I would appreciate any answers or comments. Thank you very much.

Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
(email address is on the web site)