App-V: Error Message when trying to launch a Virtualized Instance of Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft App-V is the only application virtualization product capable of virtualizing Visual Studio 2010. However, you may receive the following error message when attempting to launch the primary development environment (DEVENV.EXE) within a Visual Studio 2010 package virtualized with Microsoft App-V:

The 'Environment Package Window Management' package did not load correctly.

The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by running the application together with the /log parameter on the command line, and then examining the file 'C:\users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\ActivityLog.xml'.

Continue to show this error message?

 This is nothing to be alramed about. This can happen if one or more of the following is missing/configured incorrectly on the App-V Client where the Visual Studio package is being deployed:

- The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full Profile
- The KB 2468871 Update
- Interference from the Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache Service.


To resolve this issue, be sure to complete the following steps on all App-V Clients to which the virtualized package of Visual Studio 2010 will be deployed.

1. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full Profile.  Using Microsoft Update, install all updates for Windows and .NET Framework.  The full download for the .NET Framework 4 Full Profile can be found here:

2. Make sure that the following update was installed by Microsoft Update.  If not, install it manually from the following location:

3. Run services.msc and disable the Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache service.


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