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April Release - VS 2010 Assemblies depend on System.Management.Automation Version 3!

Apr 5, 2012 at 3:57 PM
Edited Apr 5, 2012 at 3:59 PM


I was eagerly awaiting this release because of some new features I wanted to incorporate into our build process.  I'm using VS 2010 and found that when I try to add TfsBuildExtensions.Activities.dll (from VS2010 folder) to my toolbox, I get the error that it has a dependency on a VS 11 powershell assembly (System.Management.Automation version 

I'm assuming this is a mistake?

Hopefully this can be fixed quickly as I don't want to install VS 11 to get this dependency (based on a couple blogs I skimmed this is what is required).



Apr 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Based on this blog ( it looks like there is a bug with the VS 11 installer because it replaces System.Management.Automation version 1.0 with version 3.0 instead of allowing both to co-exist.

Apr 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I'm fixing this now.

Apr 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Thanks Mike!!!

Apr 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Hi Marshall

Can you re-download and let me know if its ok now.



Apr 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Yep, worked great!  Thanks for turning this around so quickly and for all of your + team's work on these extensions!