Created On:  05 October 2011

Problem:

We cannot use the StarTeam menu option within Visual Studio, or any other StarTeam Integration option, and are continually getting the error "The type initializer for 'java.lang.System' threw an exception".

Resolution:

This is caused by invalid dll’s that are referenced by Visual Studio.  The error message refers to ‘Microsoft Development Environment’ confirming the issue lies within the Microsoft environment. Re-installing the C redistributable packages should resolve the problem.

Microsoft Visual C 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)

Additionally, re-installing the J# Redistributable may also be required, depending on your environment.
Incident #2465674