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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and .NET Framework do not support installing via app compat modes.

    Symptoms Visual Studio 2010 and/or .NET Framework 4.0 setup fails with 1603 error code or blocks running in Program Compatibility Mode. Windows Program Compatibility Assistant indicates that Visual Studio setup might not have installed correctly and prompts to reinstall using recommended setting...
  • Blog Post: When installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista what does the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 on Vista error code 1058 mean and how do I work around it?

    If you see an error like: [05/20/08,14:05:17] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS): ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS). MSI returned error code 1058 [05/20/08,14:05:17] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {BBE1827C-F2FD...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5, 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 Language packages

    Recently the .NET Framework 3.5 Language packages were released. You can get them by going to the following Microsoft Download center details page. 2.0 x86 -- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5F7F4632-C9C0-4E79-B269-C2AEE9D1962E&displaylang=en 2.0 x64 – http://www...
  • Blog Post: Do you want a job?

    We're looking for smart people for various jobs on the Deployment Technology Team! Job Code Position 218272 Software Development Engineer in Test 217222 Software Development Engineer 222180 Software Development Engineer 220716...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 on Vista RTM?

    I've received the following type of question a few times and would like to give the answer with some background: Q. Where is the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 2.0 SP1 for Vista RTM? A. .NET Framework 3.0 & 2.0 released with Vista as OS Windows Components, which means that they are serviced as...
  • Blog Post: Recent .NET Framework KBs enumerated

    With .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista or LHS you might get one of the following KBs installed. The following table helps to identify which KB matches what Framework version and which language. LCID = Language Code ID. NetFx2.0 SP1 & NetFx3.0 SP1 = These KBs are the representation for the Language...
  • Blog Post: More download manager under the covers

    I've received the following question enought that I decided it would make a good blog post. Q. Why does the installation process say that it needs to download XX MB when I've either got the packages locally or if I am using the full redist package? A. This is really a formality of how we chose...
  • Blog Post: .NET framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 download managers

    .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 released with a small webdownload, which then manages the installation of .NET Framework across all supported OS and architectures. This Blog will explain what they are and how to use them in your role as an end-user, Administrator and ISV. For End Users , we expect...
  • Blog Post: What to do when you go to post a setup and deployment issue on the MSDN forums?

    Step 1. It would be super helpful if you could provide the following information at the beginning of your post: Version of .NET Framework you are trying to install. Where did you get it (web page, path, application that redistributed the framework) Is this a pre-release, CTP or beta...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 RTM Detection Logic.

    When you install .NET Framework 3.5, it installs .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & .NET Framework 2.0 SP1, or equivelent cumulative update on Vista. For 3.5 RTM we look for the following: Registry Key Name Value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: When I try to download .NET Framework 3.0 GOLD my computer says that this isn't a Windows 32 application.

    Commonly this is caused by the installation program you've downloaded to become corrupted in the download. By redownloading to either a different location you should be able to fix this issue. Another common remedy for this issue is to download the redistributable package corresponding to your architecture...
  • Blog Post: Downloading and installing .NET Framework 2.0 results in a not a windows application error

    Most of the time this issue points back to a corrupted download. Redowndownloading the package to a different directory will normally do the trick. The place to download the framework from: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542.aspx You will need to make sure that you download...
  • Blog Post: Will .NET Framework 3.0 run .NET Framework 2.0 apps?

    This is a common question on the .NET Framework Setup Forum. Let me first answer this by YES!!! ABSOLUTELY!!! WE DESIGNED IT THAT WAY!!!! Ok now that is out of the way, I would like to explain why. .NET Framework 3.0 is built on the .NET Framework 2.0 Libraries. The following link is from MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Uninstalling the Framework

    I've been noticing that quite a few of you are having issues uninstalling a framework when partially installed or when it has been corrupted. If you can get to the framework origininal installation package then that would be very helpful. A central location to get these downloads would be: http:/...
  • Blog Post: Q. Do i need to uninstall 3.0 in order for Visual Studio 2005 to compile 2.0 managed applications?

    A. Visual Studio 2005 will target your managed appliations as 2.0 by default. 3.0 adds to the 2.0 layer and is fully backwards compatible. For more information check out the following link: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa663309.aspx If you want to compile 3.0 projects then you...
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