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How you can resolve Enterprise Library 5 Visual Studio 2012 error: "Could not locate the Enterprise Library binaries required to launch the configuration console"

  1. When right-clicking on my App.config to access the Enterprise Library configuration tool, I kept getting this error:entlib5install2
  2. after installing
    1. VS.net 2012;
    2. Enterprise library 5.0.414 through nuget (why does nuget install only this older version?);
    3. the unofficial Enterprise Library Extension vsix updated for VS.net 2012 published by the Enterprise Library team here.
  3. What fixed this error for me was (YMMV, November 2012):
    1. installing Enterprise Library 5.0 optional update 1 (=5.0.515) using this approach:
      • msiexec /i "Enterprise Library 5.0.msi" REINSTALLMODE=vomus REINSTALL=ALL
    2. – Adding to the vs.net 2012 SLN file, at the end of "Global" (immediately before "EndGlobal")
      • GlobalSection(ExtensibilityGlobals) = postSolution
        EnterpriseLibraryConfigurationToolBinariesPath = C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0\Bin
        EndGlobalSection
        entlib5install
  1. Soma Reddy
    2013/01/04 at 16:32

    Thanks for posting this nice article

  2. yyyoshi
    2013/04/28 at 21:33

    also fixed this by installing the correct version of the enterprise library in vs2012. I was trying to use the v5 console with v6 in my project…installed the v6 console from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38789
    and that resolved the issue

  3. sundeep yama
    2014/02/25 at 17:08

    Thanks for posting. It helped a lot!

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