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The following log files are produced during Visual Studio .NET 2002 and .NET Framework 1.0 setup
Visual Studio Log Files
The following log files are relevant for bugs that occur during Visual Studio .NET Windows Component Update setup:
The following log file is relevant for bugs that occur during Visual Studio .NET Windows Component Update setup, bugs with the 3-button launcher when steps are not enabled, and any scenario where Visual Studio setup reports that not all Windows components are installed:
The following log files are relevant for bugs that occur during Visual Studio .NET setup:
Note: This log tends to be many megabytes in size, so please zip this file before attaching it to an email or a bug report
Note also: When logging a bug against Visual Studio uninstall, please include both versions of vsmsilog*.txt (one from the installation and the other from the uninstallation). Keep in mind that running an uninstall will delete the log files created during installation so please make sure to copy the logs to a share before attempting to uninstall Visual Studio.
.NET Framework Log Files
The following log files are relevant for bugs that occur during .NET Framework setup:
Note also: If .NET Framework 1.0 setup is failing when being run as a stand-alone package instead of during Visual Studio .NET Windows Component Update setup, you will need to use the steps listed here to gather a verbose log because it will not be created by default.
The following log file is relevant for bugs that occur during .NET Framework SDK setup:
A while back, I posted a list of instructions that can be used to enable Windows Installer verbose logging