I've been trying to resolve an issue wherein my Visual Studio 2012 launch fails with an "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation" message on the splash screen. I've isolated it to the install of the SDK Samples, which go into my administrator account's "My Documents" folder.
My setup is Windows 7, 64-bit. I have an administrative account (which launches without a problem) and my user account (which has more limited permissions, and fails to launch Visual Studio).
I've come up with some workarounds (msiexec /a on the extracted folder from the installer gives me the files for example, but not the installed configuration).
Should these examples (for Windows 7) be put into the C:\ProgramData folder so they can be shared among multiple users? This reduces your reliance on permissions, access, etc.
Has anyone else encountered this issue and fixed it?