Installing Mobile Client Software Factory on Vista x64

Well, let me start by saying I can’t believe how difficult this was to get working. To start with, the SCSF May 2007 Dependency Checker shows almost every item as not installed, even though they are. Secondly, Mobile Client Software Factory says that it requires Guidance Automation Toolkit 2006 or later, even though the newest version is installed.

The basic problem is that the installer is looking for registry keys where the 64 bit keys are normally stored. However, the keys are actually stored underneath Wow6432Node.

So, my solution was to reflected the embedded App.Config, and find the registry keys it was looking for, find the corresponding 32 bit keys, convert them to 64 bit keys, and then imported them. The registry import file looks like this:

 
 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Guidance Automation Extensions]
“CurrentVersion”=”1.2”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Guidance Automation Extensions\Compatibililty]
“1.1”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}]
“ID”=dword:00000001
“MinEdition”=”Standard”
“ProductVersion”=”1.0”
“ProductName”=”recipe framework”
“CompanyName”=”Microsoft”
@=”Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.RecipeManagerPackage, Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio, Version=1.0.60429.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”
“InprocServer32″=”C:\\Windows\\syswow64\\mscoree.dll”
“Class”=”Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.RecipeManagerPackage”
“CodeBase”=”file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 8/Common7/IDE/PublicAssemblies/Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.DLL”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\SatelliteDll]
“Path”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\\Common7\\IDE\\PublicAssemblies”
“DllName”=”Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudioUI.dll”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{22ce1b10-8c41-41fd-aa62-3e9d19ef1a7f}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:0000000e
“PackageName”=”guid22ce1b10_8c41_41fd_aa62_3e9d19ef1a7f”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Items\\ServiceAgent\\ServiceAgent.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module\\Module.Basic.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module\\Module.Layout.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module\\ModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“5”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business\\BusinessModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“6”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business\\Module.vstemplate”
“7”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Interface\\Module.Interface.vstemplate”
“8”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\SmartClient.vstemplate”
“9”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Infrastructure\\Infrastructure.vstemplate”
“10”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Library\\Library.vstemplate”
“11”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Module\\Module.vstemplate”
“12”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Basic\\Shell.vstemplate”
“13”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Extended\\Shell.vstemplate”
“14”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft SCSF\\GuidancePkg\\Bin\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.LayoutModule\\Shell.Layout.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{23fc29c9-fafe-47f1-b633-b548e788dddf}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:00000004
“PackageName”=”MetaGuidancePackage”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Guidance Automation Toolkit\\Templates\\Items\\Action\\Action.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Guidance Automation Toolkit\\Templates\\Solutions\\GuidancePackageSolution.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Guidance Automation Toolkit\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\GuidancePackage\\GuidancePackage.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Guidance Automation Toolkit\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\GuidancePackageInstaller\\GuidancePackageInstaller.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{6d454017-bb09-47ca-b66d-feb9edc25075}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:0000000c
“PackageName”=”WCFGuidancePackage”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\WCFClient\\Client.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\WCFFaultContract\\FaultContract.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\WCF Guidance Package.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFBusinessEntity\\BusinessEntity.vstemplate”
“5”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFBusinessLogic\\BusinessLogic.vstemplate”
“6”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFClient\\Client.vstemplate”
“7”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFDataAccess\\DataAccess.vstemplate”
“8”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFDataContract\\DataContract.vstemplate”
“9”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFFaultContract\\FaultContract.vstemplate”
“10”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFHost\\Host.vstemplate”
“11”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFServiceContract\\ServiceContract.vstemplate”
“12”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\WCF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WCFServiceImplementation\\ServiceImplementation.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{7c2709d0-bc18-455e-a822-082836e0672a}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:00000000
“PackageName”=”WCFSecurityGuidancePackage”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{adf804af-9229-4bc6-807e-700ccc7b69d6}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:0000000a
“PackageName”=”ASMXGuidancePackage”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\ASMXClient\\Client.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\ASMXTooling.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXBusinessEntity\\BusinessEntity.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXBusinessLogic\\BusinessLogic.vstemplate”
“5”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXClient\\Client.vstemplate”
“6”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXDataAccess\\DataAccess.vstemplate”
“7”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXDataType\\DataType.vstemplate”
“8”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXHost\\Host.vstemplate”
“9”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXServiceContract\\ServiceContract.vstemplate”
“10”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Service Factory\\ASMX Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\ASMXServiceImplementation\\ServiceImplementation.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{b665c858-8ab2-407d-9c7c-102237d0b7cc}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:0000001e
“PackageName”=”SmartClientFactoryPackage”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.CS\\BusinessModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.CS\\Module.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.Tests.CS\\Module.Tests.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.Tests.VB\\Module.Tests.vstemplate”
“5”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.VB\\BusinessModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“6”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Business.VB\\Module.vstemplate”
“7”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.CS\\Module.Basic.vstemplate”
“8”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.CS\\Module.Layout.vstemplate”
“9”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.CS\\ModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“10”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Interface.CS\\Module.Interface.vstemplate”
“11”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Interface.VB\\Module.Interface.vstemplate”
“12”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Tests.CS\\Module.Tests.vstemplate”
“13”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Tests.VB\\Module.Tests.vstemplate”
“14”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.VB\\Module.Basic.vstemplate”
“15”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.VB\\Module.Layout.vstemplate”
“16”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.VB\\ModuleHandle.vstemplate”
“17”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\SCSFSolutionCS.vstemplate”
“18”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\SCSFSolutionVB.vstemplate”
“19”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Infrastructure.CS\\Infrastructure.vstemplate”
“20”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Infrastructure.VB\\Infrastructure.vstemplate”
“21”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Library.CS\\Library.vstemplate”
“22”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Library.VB\\Library.vstemplate”
“23”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Module.CS\\Module.vstemplate”
“24”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Module.VB\\Module.vstemplate”
“25”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Basic.CS\\Shell.vstemplate”
“26”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Basic.VB\\Shell.vstemplate”
“27”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Extended.CS\\Shell.vstemplate”
“28”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.Extended.VB\\Shell.vstemplate”
“29”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.LayoutModule.CS\\Shell.Layout.vstemplate”
“30”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Smart Client Factory\\Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell.LayoutModule.VB\\Shell.Layout.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{d292b01a-6efa-40ad-a56a-57fb7439e2ab}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:00000008
“PackageName”=”WebClientFactoryPackage”
“1”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module\\BusinessModule.vstemplate”
“2”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module\\FoundationalModule.vstemplate”
“3”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Tests\\BusinessModule.Tests.vstemplate”
“4”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\Module.Tests\\FoundationalModule.Tests.vstemplate”
“5”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Projects\\PageFlow\\PageFlow.vstemplate”
“6”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\WCSF Guidance Package.vstemplate”
“7”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\Shell\\Shell.vstemplate”
“8”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Web Client Factory\\WCSF Guidance Package\\Templates\\Solutions\\Projects\\WebProject\\WebUI.vstemplate”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{77d93a80-73fc-40f8-87db-acd3482964b2}\Templates\{f8b16ed4-8656-4b73-922a-2fe00c6dff0f}]
“LastTemplate”=dword:00000000
“PackageName”=”DataAccessGuidancePackage”

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{CACEFF92-665D-4A7E-9C8F-5E80B0610601}]
“AuthorizedCDFPrefix”=””
“Comments”=””
“Contact”=”Microsoft”
“DisplayVersion”=”1.0.51104”
“HelpLink”=””
“HelpTelephone”=””
“InstallDate”=”20070611”
“InstallLocation”=””
“ModifyPath”=hex(2):4d,00,73,00,69,00,45,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,\
00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,49,00,7b,00,43,00,41,00,43,00,45,00,46,00,46,00,39,00,\
32,00,2d,00,36,00,36,00,35,00,44,00,2d,00,34,00,41,00,37,00,45,00,2d,00,39,\
00,43,00,38,00,46,00,2d,00,35,00,45,00,38,00,30,00,42,00,30,00,36,00,31,00,\
30,00,36,00,30,00,31,00,7d,00,00,00
“Publisher”=”Microsoft”
“Readme”=””
“Size”=””
“EstimatedSize”=dword:00001f54
“UninstallString”=hex(2):4d,00,73,00,69,00,45,00,78,00,65,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,\
78,00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,49,00,7b,00,43,00,41,00,43,00,45,00,46,00,46,00,39,\
00,32,00,2d,00,36,00,36,00,35,00,44,00,2d,00,34,00,41,00,37,00,45,00,2d,00,\
39,00,43,00,38,00,46,00,2d,00,35,00,45,00,38,00,30,00,42,00,30,00,36,00,31,\
00,30,00,36,00,30,00,31,00,7d,00,00,00
“URLInfoAbout”=””
“URLUpdateInfo”=””
“VersionMajor”=dword:00000001
“VersionMinor”=dword:00000000
“WindowsInstaller”=dword:00000001
“Version”=dword:0100c7a0
“Language”=dword:00000409
“DisplayName”=”Guidance Automation Toolkit”
“InstallSource”=”D:\\Users\\Mouch\\Downloads\\Programming\\Code\\Patterns & Practices\\”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages\{b3bae735-386c-4030-8329-ef48eeda4036}]
@=”Microsoft.VisualStudio.WPFFlavor.WPFFlavor, Microsoft.VisualStudio.WPFFlavor, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”
“InprocServer32″=”C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\mscoree.dll”
“Class”=”Microsoft.VisualStudio.WPFFlavor.WPFFlavor”
“CodeBase”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\\Common7\\IDE\\PrivateAssemblies\\Microsoft.VisualStudio.WPFFlavor.dll”
“ID”=dword:00000096
“MinEdition”=”standard”
“ProductVersion”=”2.0.0.0”
“ProductName”=”wpfflavor”
“CompanyName”=”Microsoft”

IMPORTANT!!!!! There are all sorts of local file references in that registry export. You definitely need to go through it and customize it to your setup.

This worked about 90% of the way. The Dependency Checker program now shows that everything is installed correctly.

However, the Mobile Client Software Factory still won’t install. So, I opened up the MSI using the Orcas viewer/editor that comes with the Windows SDK. I looked up the RegLocator table to find where it was looking for the Guidance Automation Toolkit. However, the registry key that it was looking for was actually there this time!

Rather than spend tons more time playing with registry keys, I just edited the GATRegistry row using Orcas so that it was identical to the GTXRegistry row. This basically removes the Guidance Automation Tookit dependency check.

So now I am able to install!  I did get some compile errors during the install, so I just loaded the installed solution files after the install was complete and recompiled them.

10 comments so far

  1. DumbTerminal on

    Hi Josh, I have been trying to install MSCF following your solution and have got much further, but still not quite there… I used the orca viewer and have tried several combinations of copying the value from the GTXRegistry row to the GatRegistry row and also removing the launch conditions involving GAT and GAX. This allows me to enter the adventureworks database server and the installer goes part way through configuring IIS /sql server etc but then fails with error 2356 which i believe is a corruption in the package (perhaps the msi now fails to compare with a hash?). Would it be possible to send me your msi? it would be very much appreciated… Thanks for getting me this far anyway… dumbterminal..

  2. DumbTerminal on

    Hi Josh, I reedited a fresh MSI and got the result i needed… Thanks again..

  3. Bob on

    Wouldn’t it just be easier just to have an XP box lying around then to jerk around with the registry? This is the sort of stuff that I hate about Linux, code cowboys just schlep out code without testing and expect the end user to reverse engineer it so that they can fix it themselves. I thought that the Microsoft crowd worked with a higher standard. Sorry if I seem to be taking it out on anyone here, just a little frustrated with all of the time that I wasted.

  4. Me on

    very readible post :S light gray on white background :S

    now thats a professional design:S

  5. Rick on

    Bob–You’re funny.

  6. foobar on

    Oh boy! This blog has the only working tip to have that MCSF installed. Thank you!!

  7. skoembs on

    I have the same problem, but with 32-bit Vista. Obviously the same keys are not going to work. Is there a simple process I can follow to get the right keys?
    I tried editing the GatRegistry and make it the same as GtxRegistry in ht msi file, but to no avail.

  8. John on

    I used Orca also, and simply removed the entry under “LaunchCondition” where the Condition is [GAT “”].
    This is also the source of the string prompt I get for install failure, e.g.
    [This installer requires the Guidance Automation Toolkit, June 2006 CTP or later, which is not present on the computer.].
    After removing this entry, I get no block and install with the .msi works ok when I run it through a command prompt that is opened with “Run as Administrator” elevated priviledges. I have to open solutions and rebuild them in Visual Studio 2008 also, as documented here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gblock/archive/2008/04/22/porting-mobile-client-software-factory-to-visual-studio-2008.aspx

  9. John on

    This isn’t Software Factory, but it is Application Blocks updated for vs2008 & .NET 3.5

    http://mobile.codeplex.com/
    http://mobilecontrib.codeplex.com/

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