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When you open a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System document on a client computer, you may receive the following incorrect error message:
Failed to update customization from the specified deployment manifest.
This error message does not correctly reflect the problem that occurs.

This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The document connects to an assembly.
  • The assembly is located on a server that is running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).


This problem occurs when the client computer cannot connect to the server that is running IIS.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must install Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System before you apply this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft.Visualstudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.dll 8.0.50727.79180,22425-Feb-200609:32


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  ( ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: (

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition
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