I was a bit frustrated when I installed Redgate SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare on Windows Vista. The apps crashed right away with no error message. I hate the way Vista hides the error message and invites me to the troubleshooting screen (it can’t resolve the problem anyway).
SOLUTION: Redgate tools need .Net 1.1 in order to run. You’d think that Vista would be able to tell me that. I installed .Net 1.1, and the tools work great.