To avoid Visual Studio 2003 freeze in Windows Vista when using find in files function, go to properties in the the Visual Studio 2003 shortcut, select “Compatibility” tab, check “Disable visual themes”, check “Disable desktop composition” and select “Windows XP (Service Pack 2)” in the “Run this program in compatability mode for” combo.

If you receive this error message when installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services x64 in Windows Vista x64:

ASP.Net Version Registration Requirement
64-bit ASP.Net is Registered. Required 32-bit ASP.Net to install Microsoft Reporting Services 2005(32-bit).

Follow this steps:

  1. Enable 32-bit worker processes in IIS running  this command:cscript %SystemDrive%\inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1 
  2. Install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services following this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934164
  3. Disable 32-bit worker processes in IIS running this command:cscript %SystemDrive%\inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 0