> So if I were to uninstall Enterprise Library and restart the installation process again, would these be the steps:
>Uninstall 'Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0' via Control Panel
>delete Documents\Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 - Hands On Labs dir
If you want to run 5.0.505.0, Option Update 1, (and you should!) then you can just install 'Enterprise Library 5.0 Optional Update 1.msi' from Microsoft Enterprise
Library 5.0 Optional Update 1 directly without first going to 5.0.414.0
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ConfigConsole.vsix can be found
here. It's a "Visual Studio extension that allows you to launch Microsoft Enterprise Library Configuration Console using targeted platform profiles (.NET or Silverlight). It provides an interactive configuration experience for Enterprise Library
application blocks installed via NuGet or distributed via your own local library repositories."
Basically, this gives you Visual Studio integration if you have not installed the blocks locally but have instead downloaded them using NuGet. It will add a "Edit configuration file" menu option. It also supports targeted platform profiles
which is a fancy way of saying that the extension knows what type of project you are editing as well as what blocks you have installed (via NuGet) and will then only present you with appropriate configuration options. For example, if you only installed
the exception handling application block via NuGet then the only menu option in the tool will be to "Add Exception Handling Settings".
The EntlibContrib documentation does say to copy into the Entlib bin folder. Perhaps before doing that run through the Hands on Lab you were having trouble with. Since it sounds like you're already familiar with the lab it should probably
just take 5-10 minutes to quickly test Lab 1.
I was just thinking and the EntlibContrib is a zip file and by default the files could be "blocked". I know this has caused me some strange errors before. Before unzipping EntlibContrib try unblocking the zip file.
Enterprise Library support engineer