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  • User-540818677 posted

    I have Visual Studio 2012 installed insdie windows server 2008 r2 , and every thing use to work well, but today when i tried to open Visual studio 2012 i recevie the following message:-

        program compatibility assistant visual studio 2012 is incompatible with this version of windows
    

    rogram compatibility assistant visual studio 2012 is incompatible with this version of windows

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    So is this a bug , or the message is correct, that i can not run VS2012 on Windows server 2008 R2 ? and why i use to work well with this ?

    Friday, June 6, 2014 8:05 AM

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  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi john,

    So is this a bug , or the message is correct, that i can not run VS2012 on Windows server 2008 R2 ? and why i use to work well with this ?

    For this issue, it's recommended to install latest VS 2012 update 4, this update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2012.

    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=39305 

    If you have any concern, please give your response.

    Best regards

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, June 9, 2014 2:06 AM

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  • User364480375 posted

    Visual Studio 2012 supports Windows 7 and newer. Windows Vista is unsupported, as is the server version of Windows Vista (Server 2008).

    You will need to upgrade to at least Windows Server 2008r2 or Windows 7 (SP1) to install Visual Studio 2012.

    You can build an application that targets Windows Vista or below, but you cannot run Visual Studio 2012 and newer on these operating systems.

    Supported Operating System

    • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
    Friday, June 6, 2014 8:14 AM
  • User-540818677 posted

    Supported Operating System

    • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    ok i have windows server 2008 R2 and i have installed the latest updates ,, but still i am getting the same error when trying to open VS2012 on windows server 2008R2 .. and adivce please ?.

    Friday, June 6, 2014 8:24 AM
  • User364480375 posted

    john

    M$ realized they have problem with latest Windows updates and released the hotfix for VS2012.

    For interested folks the hotfix is: Visual Studio 2012 hotfix KB2781514

    Source:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16782409/visual-studio-2012-and-program-compatibility-assistant

    Monday, June 9, 2014 1:22 AM
  • User-166373564 posted

    Hi john,

    So is this a bug , or the message is correct, that i can not run VS2012 on Windows server 2008 R2 ? and why i use to work well with this ?

    For this issue, it's recommended to install latest VS 2012 update 4, this update is the latest in a cumulative series of feature additions and bug fixes for Visual Studio 2012.

    Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=39305 

    If you have any concern, please give your response.

    Best regards

    Angie

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, June 9, 2014 2:06 AM