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Symptom

Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005,  Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

You have installed ES Explorer 1.1 for .NET on localized version of Windows. ES Explorer 1.1 for .NET Verification tool indicates that installation was completed successfully, but ES Explorer 1.1 for .NET add-in is not available in Microsoft Visual Studio.

Explanation

Visual Studio enables to configure the folders where it will search for .AddIn files in Tools->Options window, Environment->Add-in/Macros Security section. Tools options

A. As ES Explorer 1.1 for .NET add-in is installed for all users, %COMMONAPPDATA%MicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns folder is used for its installation. %COMMONAPPDATA% placeholder is used in order to take in account localized versions and different versions of Windows ( like XP, Vista, etc ).

In English version of Windows XP this path is equal to C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns.

In German version of Windows XP this path is equal to C:Dokumente und EinstellungenAll UsersAnwendungsdatenMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns.

B. From Add-in/Macros Security configuration it follows that Visual Studio will search for .AddIn files in %ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns folder.

In English version of Windows XP this path is equal to C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns.

In German version of Windows XP this path is equal to C:Dokumente und EinstellungenAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns.

As you probably paid attention A = B in English version of Windows, but !(A = B) in German version of Windows.

Solution

Although the solution refers to German Windows XP version, it is valid for any localized version of Windows.
The solution is simply to copy SAP.ESE.UI.AddIn file from C:Dokumente und EinstellungenAll UsersAnwendungsdatenMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns to “C:Dokumente und EinstellungenAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddIns” folder.

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