Running Redgate SQL tools on Windows Vista – level 100

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.