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In response to the blog article I posted last week where I provided a link to a .NET Framework manual cleanup tool, I got some questions about whether or not a comparable version is available for cleaning up the .NET Framework 2.0. I am currently working on a couple of small work items in the code for the tool to enable it to work with 2.0, but in the meantime I wanted to post some manual steps. I know there have been a lot of uninstall/reinstall issues because we have released an alpha, a beta and numerous Community Tech Preview (CTP) versions and not all of them will uninstall completely cleanly in order to allow a future beta version of 2.0 to install correctly.
The following steps will help resolve .NET Framework 2.0 installation failures/hangs in most cases. Before proceeding please note these important caveats:
Steps to clean up a machine to fix a failed .NET Framework 2.0 installation:
If you have any trouble getting these steps to work correctly please let me know. Also stay tuned for a future post once I get the cleanup tool updated to work with .NET Framework 2.0 and post it for download.
You saved my life...
Re-installing .Net Framework 2.0, 3.5 broke it!
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Thanks so much deleting the folder .Net framework and reinstalling worked.
Thank you for your help on this .Net Framwork issue. It was a big help and work grweat.
No luck here :( I have problem with ATi video drivers, which leads to .net 2 and I keep getting error when I try to reinstall.
Hi ChinaTradeWiki - I'd suggest trying the steps listed at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2008/03/07/8108332.aspx to see if they help resolve this issue installing the .NET Framework 2.0 on your system.
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I'm glad to see this thread. I really need your help. A while back we took a Server 2003 installation and cloned it to new hardware, as the old was becoming unreliable. Believe it or not, 99% of everything worked. The one problem we had was with sharepoint. It worked for the most part, but we got 'web part errors' due to some missing files from the other server. In the mess of safe mode operation and missing file copying, something happened to .net 2 and probably asp.net, making it impossible to uninstall/reinstall .net, sharepoint, etc. We've discovered that there's a F: drive on the old server with a bunch of temp folder info on it. Someone evidently set that computer to temp out to this drive. It's a physical drive on the original server, and we don't have a physical for the new. I created a shared folder and mapped it to F: and provided it with files. I still get the same errors trying to reinstall .net2 and/or sp1, sharepoint, backupassist is not working. Used your tool to clean up 2.0 install, and that removes it from the add/remove programs list, but there are still services trying to run as well as .net 2 info in the drive and registry. We still get 'the temp folder is either full or unreachable. Verify blah blah blah' but it's there and plenty of room and not read only and so forth. What do we do?
Hi Emhartain - I'm not sure how best to get rid of the remaining references to that other temporary directory. You may need to manually search the registry and update locations there or something like that. Unfortunately, this is one of the dangers of cloning an OS install and moving it to a different physical computer that doesn't have the same configuration.
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Tired of trying to install Expression Web 2 over and over again only to have the installation crash with
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