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New version of Microsoft download manager can not download RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently (3 hours ago) went to download a Visual Studio feature pack from the MSDN downloads portal and was prompted to install a new version of Microsoft Download Manager, which I duely did.

    Unfortunately anything I try to download from MSDN via the Microsoft download manager fails.

    The previous version of the Download Manager worked fine so I was wondering what had changed to stop it working now?

    Cheers.

    Shay

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:50 AM

All replies

  • I had the same experience. I was able to download SQL Server 2008 from my MSDN Subscription, but not Visual Studio 2008. In the end I used the "Copy SHortcut" option in the download manager, pasted it into IE and was able to download the files I needed that way.
    -- Andy Kramek
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:44 PM
  • That seems to work.

    Thanks for the work around.

    Does anyone know if the new Download Manager uses BITS? We have had issues with BITS and our proxy perviously.

    Cheers.

    Shay

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:23 AM