Friday, November 16, 2012 5:01 PMI tried to run the downloaded package and it gives me error message in Web Platform Installer 4.0, saying Microsoft Web Platform Installer couldn't find the product you tried to install.... What does it require in order to install? I have VS 2012 Premium installed.
Friday, November 16, 2012 6:00 PM
Can you try running the Web Platform Installer directly and then searching for the package there? To do this:
- From your Start Menu, find and launch "Microsoft Web Platform Installer". If on launch it asks to "Upgrade", please upgrade it.
- When WPI is launched, do a search (Top right corner of WPI) for "LightSwitch". In the search results, you should be able to find in that list "Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2"
- Click the "Add" button for this item and then click "Install" and proceed through the setup...
Hope this helps
-Robert (Microsoft LightSwitch Team)
- Proposed As Answer by Robert Schoen [MSFT]Microsoft Employee Friday, November 16, 2012 6:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:04 PM
When I search LightSwitch in WPI, I don't see the item "Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2"
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:46 PMModeratorCan you try putting the entire name into the search bar and see what happens?
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2
David Kidder | Senior SDET | Microsoft | LightSwitch
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:29 PM
Can you check which version of WPI you have installed. You can see the version in the Add/Remove Programs dialog. The most recent version is 4.0.1679, if you have the older version 4.0.1622 you won't see the Preview 2 show up. In order to upgrade you should just need to restart WPI and then accept the prompt to upgrade.
Kris Langohr | Senior SDET | LightSwitch QA
Monday, November 19, 2012 4:37 AM
I'm having the same problem as PMA. My WPI versions IS 4.0.1679 but still Preview 2 doesn't show up. This is on my Win 7 Pro 32-bit VM setup.
On another setup (Win ThinPC VM), Preview 2 shows up but WPI crashes when trying to install it with the following error:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: webplatforminstaller.exe
Problem Signature 02: 22.214.171.124
Problem Signature 03: 505e5ec7
Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.Web.PlatformInstaller
Problem Signature 05: 126.96.36.199
Problem Signature 06: 505e5ec7
Problem Signature 07: 420
Problem Signature 08: 91
Problem Signature 09: System.InvalidOperationException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.320.65
Locale ID: 1033
Monday, November 19, 2012 12:50 PM
If your pc run on windows 7, please check you've installed service pack 1.
In my case, after installing "service pack 1" for windows 7,
I could install preview 2 by WPI.
- Proposed As Answer by Robert Schoen [MSFT]Microsoft Employee Monday, November 19, 2012 4:52 PM
Friday, December 14, 2012 11:13 AM
Same here. After installing Windows 7 SP1 WPI did find the LightSwitch HTML client preview 2.
I did not have Windows 7 SP1 installed because Windows Update didn't offer that update.
Cause of this was a Intel graphics Driver with known compatibility issues with SP1. After installing a newer Graphics driver I could install the SP1 update.
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:35 PMIf it requires Win7 SP1 then why doesn't it say that when you try to install it? I downloaded OfficeToolsForVS2012GA.exe and ran that so you'd think it should know what I was trying to install. If it can't for some obvious reason I wish it had some decent reporting like most installer applications have since, what the 1990's? Web Platform installer loses points here.