Installing the Enterprise Library Contrib project.

There are two release files, one with the binaries only and the other with the full source code. These release files are standard zip compressed files and need to be expanded into a temporary folder e.g. C:\TEMP

Binaries-only Release entlibcontribYYYY-MM-bin.zip

After downloading the binaries only release, copy the binaries to the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Enterprise Library installation folder (typically %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 - October 2008\Bin\).
Note: These runtime extensions can be used with your code without first copying the files to the Enterprise Library installation folder if you wish, however any extensions to the Configuration Console (and Visual Studio integration) will not work until you do.

Full Source Code Release entlibcontribYYYY-MM-src.zip

After downloading the source release, to create the binaries you can run \Scripts\BuildAndCopyAssemblies.bat and copy the contents of the Enterprise Library Contrib \Bin\ folder to the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Enterprise Library installation directory (typically %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 - October 2008\Bin\).
Note: These runtime extensions can be used with your code without first copying the files to the Enterprise Library installation folder if you wish, however any extensions to the Configuration Console (and Visual Studio integration) will not work until you do.

Installing Instrumentation

For both release files, to install instrumentation you will need to run \Scripts\InstallServices.bat. This will install Event Sources, Performance Counters and WMI containers. Note: if you are using Vista then you will need to run this as an Administrator.

Last edited Jan 18, 2010 at 10:28 PM by ewdev, version 4

Comments

Intaxity Sep 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM 
Please provide more up-to-date documentation, like the person before me, following these instructions with latest Enterprise Library results in failure to launch config tools even

cdsmith72 Dec 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM 
Documentation on how to use and implement is needed here. Following the instructions to "..copy the contents of the Enterprise Library Contrib \Bin\ folder to the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Enterprise Library installation directory (typically %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 - October 2008\Bin\)." causes the configuration executables all to immediately fail on launching.