Please insert the Visual Studio .Net Prerequisites disk for visual studio.net

I’ve done this before, it should work: I’m running .NET on this box. I was installing .NET onto our build box here, and I kept banging my head up against step 1:

You have inserted the incorrect disk. Please insert the Visual Studio .NET Prerequisites disk for Visual Studio .NET

Hmmmm says I, it certainly seems to be labelled “Visual Studio .NET Prerequisites disk for Visual Studio .NET”. Oh, hang on, it says “Visual Studio .NET 2003 Prerequisites disk, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Tools for the Microsoft Office System 2003”. Surely that’s the same thing? I’m installing off the “Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect” disk, they’re both yellow, this all seems right.

But it was not right. What I instead needed to do was grab the DVD that has all this stuff on it: it’s version includes the prerequisites right in the VS2003 install directory. Silly me. I should have known there were many versions of VS.NET. Some of them will install.

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2 thoughts on “Please insert the Visual Studio .Net Prerequisites disk for visual studio.net

  1. Nathan

    Apparently you can just browse the other cd to the prerequisits folder and that works too.

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