Side by Side VS.NET 2003 and 2005 CTP

Just for grins, I tried installing VS.NET 2003 and VS.NET 2005 CTP side by side in a virtual machine. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. They both installed fine and seem to run well on their own. Haven’t tried any heavy development with either yet, so the true verdict is still out.

Of course, the problem noted in my previous postabout IIS management console being broken is even more pronounced in this configuration, because you can’t run the integrated debugger for web projects either. You will get an error that says VS can’t launch the debugger. I was still able to run the web app and attach the debugger manually though.

Obviously not a recommended approach for a production development box, especially if you are developing web apps, but it was still a much more seamless attempt than when I tried the same with the PDC bits.