Installing Visual Studio .NET on a Domain Controller

As part of setting up the TDD environment for the next project that I’m going to be working on, I started by trying to setup CruiseControl.NET on my VSS server when I released that it didn’t have Visual Studio .NET.

But trying to install Visual Studio .NET over Terminal Services on a domain controller started throwing up a multitude of error messages and finally failed installing the FrontPage Web Extensions.

So what did I do? I figured it was something to do with Terminal Services, so instead I setup RealVNC (they’ve recently release Version 4) on the box and then ran the setup. Would you believe it, not a single error message.

Written on March 14, 2005