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XAML Build fails in TFS 2015 RC: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Build.Utilities.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies.

Mucking around TFX2015RC throws up some surprises.  Creating a new build XAML build definition / loading an old XAML definition will result in a cryptic build error.

Cannot Build

The current fix?  Install VS2015RC on the box – minimum installation options should suffice (unless you encounter that weird installation bug that prevents you from doing that).

build success

Hope that Microsoft packages that DLL into TFS directly, rather than required an entire install.  Microsoft, are you seeing this???

Issue installing VS2015RC on certain VMs (Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 RC fails on Windows Server 2012)

I’m currently encountering issues with installing VS2015RC on some VMs that I have on hand (W2K12 upgraded to W2K12R2), as TFS XAML builds are not able to succeed without the presence of VS2015RC on them.  Symptoms of the errors I encounter include:

  1. Access Denied on various components during the installation
  2. Errors logged in installation log file

[1E58:06CC][2015-05-26T15:07:39]i301: Applying execute package: Windows81_x64, action: Install, path: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\469A82B09E217DDCF849181A586DF1C97C0C5C85\packages\Patch\x86\Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu, arguments: ‘”C:\Windows\SysNative\wusa.exe” “C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\469A82B09E217DDCF849181A586DF1C97C0C5C85\packages\Patch\x86\Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu” /quiet /norestart’

[1E58:06CC][2015-05-26T15:07:39]e000: Error 0x80070005: Failed to open WU service.

[1E58:06CC][2015-05-26T15:07:39]e000: Error 0x80070005: Failed to ensure WU service was enabled to install MSU package.

[1E58:06CC][2015-05-26T15:07:39]e000: Error 0x80070005: Failed to execute MSU package.

[091C:14C8][2015-05-26T15:07:39]e000: Error 0x80070005: Failed to configure per-machine MSU package.

[091C:14C8][2015-05-26T15:07:39]i000: MUX:  Installation size in bytes for package: Windows81_x64 MaxAppDrive: 0  MaxSysDrive: 0  AppDrive: 0  SysDrive: 0

Managed to manually install the offending patch, but even after that, the installation still fails. (Thanks @sihuiwsh)

Apparently others have also encountered this problem, will keep an eye out and update here if a solution is found.(https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/64baed8c-b00c-40d5-b19a-99b26a11516e/visual-c-redistributable-for-visual-studio-2015-rc-fails-on-windows-server-2012?forum=vssetup&prof=required)