Posts Tagged ‘x64’

Error when using SQL Management Studio 2008 in Windows 7 x64 with Vault Installed

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I have been using my new Windows 7 machine for the last few days and have hit a few problems getting things set up. Fortunately, I have managed to work around most of them. This was one of the first ones.

I was using Microsoft SQL Management Studio 2008. When I attempted to pop out the list of databases on a server in object explorer, I got the following error: –

“Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop.IServiceProvider’. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID ‘{6D5140C1-7436-11CE-8034-00AA006009FA}’ failed due to the following error: No such interface supported (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE)).”

After a little research, I found several pages with different solutions to the problem. A common thread is that it seems to involve SourceGear Vault Client (source control software). I suspect that this is only a problem for people who are using old versions of it (I’m using the spectacularly old version of 2.0.6!).

The solution which finally worked for me was to copy the Vault client folder, uninstall Vault, copy it back and make manual shortcuts. Then, in order to register it as a source control provider, I used the following registry file: –
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"ProviderRegKey"="Software\\SourceGear\\Vault Client"

"SourceGear Vault Client"="Software\\SourceGear\\Vault Client"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SourceGear\Vault Client]
"SCCServerName"="SourceGear Vault Client"
"SCCServerPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\SourceGear\\Vault Client\\VaultIDE.dll"

To use a registry file, you need to copy and paste the code into a new notepad file and save it with a .reg extension. When you double click on it, Windows will ask if you want to add it to the registry. You may need to change your SCCServerPath before saving the file.

Thanks to Henrik Bruun’s post on this page for the registry fix.

Windows 7 Beta x64 and Virtual PC

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I seem to have missed the public beta of Windows 7, which I’m a bit annoyed about.  I was thinking that I’d like to try out the x64 version in Virtual PC, but I’m currently running Windows XP x86, and it looks like there is no support for x64 operating systems running inside Virtual PC, even in the 2007 version.  It doesn’t even sound like they are planning to do it, which strikes me as a little odd.  I’d be interested to hear from people who have tried out Windows 7 beta though.