Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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The most recent service packs for the .NET Framework - 1.0 SP3 and 1.1 SP1 - were released at the beginning of September and it looks like they are showing up on Windows Update now. I wanted to provide the direct links to the service packs in case you want to download it without using WU -
I will post some troubleshooting tips if installing these service packs fails for some reason in a separate article either later tonight or tomorrow, plus I want to write up a brief set of guidelines for detection and deployment of these SP's.
In the meantime, I have also been talking to some folks inside and outside of Microsoft who have had trouble getting one or both of these installed, plus I've scanned a few of the longer newsgroup threads about installation problems. It seems that the overall failure rate for installing these service packs is much higher than for the original 1.0 or 1.1 packages or for 1.1 SP1/SP2, and I'm trying to help figure out why. If anyone out there has experienced errors installing one or the other of .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 or 1.1 SP1 please let me know. It would help a lot if you can include any/all of the following:
Thanks in advance!