The XP Bug Workaround

The bug: When attempting to update .NET Reflector’s Visual Studio extension, the installation fails with a message “The certificate for a digital signature in this extension is not valid.” This is a Microsoft bug and is detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581019

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What causes it: (From the link above) this issue occurs because Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 handle the Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) differently than other operating systems.

When Extension Manager handles the Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL), Extension Manager uses the same method for all operating systems. However, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 handle the Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) differently than other operating systems. Therefore, issue 2 occurs.

Will affect: people trying to use check for updates on XP / Windows Server 2003 to upgrade the Visual Studio extension in Visual Studio 2010

The Workaround:

  1. Go to Visual Studio > Tools > Extension Manager and uninstall the old .NET reflector package.
  2. Download the new installer from the Reflector website
  3. Run the installer.

Let us know if you still have any trouble with this bug, and we’ll investigate further.

One thought on “The XP Bug Workaround

  1. Mike Hill

    Two problems with XP SP3 (I have more but they don’t involve your program…)

    1. xp sp3 vs 2008 and vs 2010 – msi error 1603 on install of vs extensions. I can send a screen shot if it will help.

    2. desktop crashes when executed. (It does install)

    Using latest installer 7.6.808 from website. I manually removed the add-in from vs2008. The installer seems to have completed the vs2010 uninstall at least from the IDE. I also executed the command line “devenv /resetaddin yada.yada.Connect9 (10)” for both IDEs. And I tried to install again with the same result. Uninstalled everything and started over (classic xp) with no luck as well.

    2. desktop crashes when executed on XP SP3.

    It says the installer completed the desktop install but when I run it it crashes.

    On a positive note:
    Win7 ult and vs2008 and 2010 – no problem, works great…

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Mike

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