Training Kit Install loop

Category: azure development


KevinBurton on Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:35:28

I am trying to install the Azure training kit on my Windows 8 machine with VS 2012 but I get into a loop of perceived dependencies that I cannot break out of. Any ideas?

I can click on the "Install All" but the dependency does not go away so I cannot continue the installation.


Thank you.


Alan Smith MVP on Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:32:30


I usually go for the foll download (WATK-August2012-Refresh.exe). This is a self-extracting ZIP that will extract all the content to a folder without going through the pre-req checks.

You will need to verify that you have everythign set up correcly for each lab (there are pre-req lists in the instructions).



KevinBurton on Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:24:45

Thank you. I tried this and as you indicated it just installs all the presentations, labs, and demos without doing a pre-req check. Now the question is why is VS 2010 SDK not being recognized as being installed and how to I check that it is installed? The other pre-req that fails mainly because I am not sure what to do. When I get the PowerShell pre-req prompt I am just brought to a PowerShell web page devoted to Azure but there doesn't seem to be anything to install. Just read about this and read about that . . . . ? You said that I need to verify that each is set up correctly. Apparently the web installer could not set it up correctly. How should I verify that particularly these two packages (VS2010 SDK, and PowerShell for Azure)? Finally, there is a bug. One of the laps requires the VS 2012 Ultimate be installed which I know is installed because I installed it and am using it.

SyntaxC4 on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 03:19:16

The versions required for the installer will be updated in the next release of the training kit.

KevinBurton on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:42:33

On problem that I am having is not related to a version (I don't think). It is a problem installing Azure Powershell. On various components of the Training Kit I am prompted that I need to install *Azure* Powershell. Notice that the dependency of Powershell 2.0 seems to have been met:

When I choose to install the Windows Azure Powershell I am presented with the following web page:

Which as far as I can tell doesn't have a link to install anything. So this dependency is not resolved because I am not sure what to do with this page. There is alot to read and links on this page that would take me to other pages to read but I don't see anything to install. 

Of course there is the original problem that was presented at the head of this thread. Is there a workaround or do I just have to wait for the next version of the training kit?

Thank you.

MingXu-MSFT on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:46:03


Here's the link:, please check it and see whether it helps. You can also refer to for more information.

Best Regards,

Ming Xu.

SyntaxC4 on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:05:44

Thanks for the feedback Kevin. I have tracked an issue and we will make sure to get this fixed in a future release.