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Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 RC2 Gotcha

As a general rule, I am no longer as ‘carefree’ as I was in my younger days, just installing updates willy nilly on my development machine and hoping for the best, but if an update as a ‘Go Live’ license and a clearly stated “we support upgrading from the RC to RTM” policy, I’m good to go.

So, I was concerned when I installed this and found that I could not load some projects due to a “You do not have rights to access the IIS metabase” error.  Ok, that could be a problem.

But, in this case, the solution was simple.  Even though the installer launches a UAC prompt, it apparently doesn’t run under full admin rights, or something, so when the update was done, and I clicked on ‘Launch’, there was some restriction.

Simply closing Visual Studio and reopening it using my taskbar “Run as Administrator” icon cleared that up.

posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:14 PM Print
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