Visual Studio 2012 WZT VS MSDN

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  1. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Well the ISOs don't match, and I am also trying to figure how the WZT doesn't need a key.

    I downloaded vs_ultimate.exe from MS (The 90 Day Trial), and am running it with /layout to download all contents.

    I am going to compare all files.

    I am still waiting on the download, but I confirm the vs_ultimate.exe (one is in the download/ISO and this runs setup) between WZT and 90 Day Trial are different.

    I will keep you updated and try and pin down the differences.
     
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  2. garyHalcon

    garyHalcon MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your work, I am curious about the differences as well.
     
  3. ammarman

    ammarman MDL Member

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    im interested too
     
  4. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    Can someone do a xDelta for this one too?
     
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  5. C.J.Sparrow1988

    C.J.Sparrow1988 MDL Novice

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    That's very helpful. I'm interested too . . .
     
  6. bg1403

    bg1403 MDL Novice

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    The only file that differ from WZT to 90-Days Trial is: vs_ultimate.exe
     
  7. joenamond

    joenamond MDL Junior Member

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    so WZT's visual studio 2012 rtm is not having the same hash as the one from MDSN?
     
  8. XP1

    XP1 MDL Junior Member

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    They are different.

    Here is MSDN:

    Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 (x86) - DVD (English)
    File Name: en_visual_studio_ultimate_2012_x86_dvd_920947.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: 6A2B87BCD336A96AC39CF85348E93E5AF45588EB
     
  9. joenamond

    joenamond MDL Junior Member

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    redownloading... thanks :)
     
  10. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

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    The serial number is in an XML file embedded in vs_ultimate.exe.
     
  11. XP1

    XP1 MDL Junior Member

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  12. Nixeus

    Nixeus MDL Member

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    I have the VS 2012 Ultimate, but i don't have a key. Anyone could give me the key please ?

    Thanks a lot :)
     
  13. billybiro

    billybiro MDL Novice

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    No Key Required for MSDN Release.

    You should NOT need a key if it's a genuine MSDN release. MSDN iso's have what's known as "static activation keys" built in to the installer/iso.

    This means that, upon install, you're either not asked to enter a key, or if you get a dialog for entering a key, it's pre-filled in with the static activation key and you simply clikc "Next" or "Ok" or whatever.

    Static Activation keys are good to register the software without having to go to Microsoft over the internet for activation, and they're good for an unlimited number of activations.

    Is the MSDN release of ultimate (with SHA1 hash of: 6A2B87BCD336A96AC39CF85348E93E5AF45588EB) available for download anywhere?
     
  14. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    No difference between trial and WZT except for vs_ultimate.exe.

    But then, why doesn't WZT match MSDN? ISO Rebuild? Different Key?

    Someone should be able to xdelta it, but would need the MSDN ISO, so that the WZT ISO becomes the MSDN ISO.
     
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  15. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    This is strange. WZT says "this is original files.". I'm waiting for the final result.
     
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  16. phongtrung

    phongtrung MDL Novice

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    #18 phongtrung, Aug 17, 2012
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    1. Extract file vs_ultimate.exe of WZT
    2. Open file 0, find ProductKey value **moderated**
    MSDN, trial ??????

    Sorry my English....
     
  17. XP1

    XP1 MDL Junior Member

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    Search for "Microsoft Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RTM xdeltas" on TPB.
     
  18. joenamond

    joenamond MDL Junior Member

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    #20 joenamond, Aug 17, 2012
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    I have the "orginal files" WZT rtm (the one which contains one big .rar file) released about 2 weeks ago. anyway to make that the MDSN one.

    I still can't belive the mdsn offical iso hasn't leaked anywere yet. been searching for it since it came out now 2 days ago. can only find the trial iso which
    is hosted on microsoft's webpage.