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Visual Studio 2008, Run as Administrator, Application Cannot Start

April 30th, 2009

If you ever wondered why is this happening there is a nice blog post written by Alex Riley. Alex explains and shows how to copy two DLL files that are needed and expected in a certain folder. This description helped tremendously, however I wanted to make things clearer and distinguish between 32bit and 64bit environments:

If you get the error “Application Cannot Start” when you try to ‘Run as Administrator’ VS2008, this is what you need to do:

For 32bit environments (follow Alex’s steps):
Copy dte80.dll and dte80a.dll from “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv” to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE”

For 64bit environments:
Copy dte80.dll and dte80a.dll from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\MSEnv” to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE”

You should be good to go now!

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