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Just want to write code?

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A couple of months ago the boss is renewing the MSDN Universal and they
want to know what version he wants: Developer, Tester, or Architect.
Well, I am a one man team doing mostly apps and ocassionally a
windows service or a console app, so I said Developer.

Months later, I have been working up these new websites using the
Express Edition. They are on my development workstation and I have
been using XCopy deployment to the server. I uninstall the Express
editions of Web and VB. I install this TFS Developer Edition. I
expect to simply open the website and pick up where I left off. Well
the website opens in the IDE and I can select a code file and type some
characters in but it does not recognize any keystrokes like Enter,
Backspace, or Delete. I try to close the project and get this error:

The automatically saved setting file 'C:\Documents and Settings\Dev1\My
Documents\vssettings\we.vssettings' is not available for write. You
can change this file on the 'Import and Export Settings' Tools Options

OK, so I am obviously missing something here. Not interested in any
'features' of the Team System at this moment, but wanted to deploy ASAP
because I've started using 2.0 features that are a sweet enhancement to
our site.

Can someone tell me what I am so obviously missing here. I've Googled
a bit and am just getting frustrated.


D. Rose, Developer

Mar 21 '06 #1
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I am extremely pissed off about this. If you cannot edit a code file
the whole thing is useless. I have never had an installation problem
with VS going back to VB5 and InterDev, although I did have some
uninstall issues with betas.

I ran a repair from the DVD. Didn't help. I did an uninstall. I did
an install. No effect. I did an uninstall. What is the bottom line? I
am a developer with a fully licensed copy of TS for Software Developers
that I cannot use. I currently have no VS installed. I looked in the
MSDN sub and the VS2005 pro is a 180 day trial disk. WTF? When I get
done being pissed off I will reinstall the Express version of Web. I
need to write some Windows Services and class libraries though, so I
guess I will just keep being enraged at Microsoft for screwing up what
was a perfect product line.

Is VS2005 TS for Software Developers simply VS2005 Professional plus
the Team Suite stuff that applies to Software Developers??

If that is the case then we should have got VS2005 pro and not the Team
Edition. Also, if that is the case it should install and run like
VS2005 Pro and we just do not use those features.

Mar 23 '06 #2

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"What is the bottom line? I am a developer with a fully licensed copy
of TS for Software Developers
that I cannot use."

You would think this comment alone would provoke a response from
someone at Microsoft.

Mar 24 '06 #3

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