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.NET Framework 3.0 setup log files

.NET Framework 3.0 setup log files

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The installer for the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly named the WinFX runtime components) chains several different MSIs and Windows hotfixes behind the scenes.  If this setup fails, there are numerous possible causes due to the number of packages being chained behind the scenes.

The following is a complete list of log files that can be produced during .NET Framework 3.0 setup.  This list may vary depending on what OS you are installing on, what processor architecture, and what prerequisite components were already installed on the system prior to running .NET Framework 3.0 setup.

Logs produced by the .NET Framework 3.0 setup wrapper

  • dd_dotnetfx3install.txt
  • dd_dotnetfx3error.txt
  • dd_depcheckdotnetfx30.txt

Logs produced by packages chained during .NET Framework 3.0 setup

  • RGB Rasterizer - dd_rgb_retMSI*.txt
  • MSXML 6.0 Parser - dd_msxml_retMSI*.txt
  • WIC - dd_WIC.txt
  • .NET Framework 2.0 - dd_netfx_retMSI*.txt
  • XPS - dd_XPS.txt
  • Windows Communication Foundation - dd_wcf_retMSI*.txt and dd_wcf_retCA*.txt
  • Windows Presentation Foundation - dd_wpf_retMSI*.txt
  • Windows Workflow Foundation - dd_WF_3.0_x86retMSI*.txt
  • Core .NET Framework 3.0 identity package - vsmsilog*.txt

Logs produced by the .NET Framework 3.0 language pack setup wrapper

  • dd_dotnetfx3lperror.txt
  • dd_dotnetfx3lpinstall.txt 

Logs produced by packages chained during .NET Framework 3.0 language pack setup

  • Individual .NET Framework 2.0 language pack MSIs - dd_netfx_retMSI_langpack*.txt
  • Individual .NET Framework 3.0 language pack MSIs - vsmsilog*.txt

Log files will be located in the %temp% directory on the system during installation.  When setup completes successfully, the logs produced by the setup wrapper and the log file named vsmsilog*.txt are moved to a new folder located at %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\<product name>\Logs.  The <product name> will be Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or one of the language packs (for example - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 x64 Language Pack - FRA).

If you run into any issues while installing the .NET Framework 3.0 and report issues to Microsoft via the product feedback site or the MSDN Forums, please locate and include any of the above log files if possible because it will make it easier for us to debug the failures and find root causes and workarounds.

<update date="11/9/2006"> Added a list of log files for .NET Framework 3.0 language packs and a couple of other log files that I missed originally.  Also added locations where the logs can be found. </update>

 

  • A while back, I posted a list of instructions that can be used to enable Windows Installer verbose logging

  • A while back, I posted a list of instructions that can be used to enable Windows Installer verbose logging

  • A while back, I posted a set of instructions that can be used to try to resolve .NET Framework installation

  • A while back, I posted a set of instructions that can be used to try to resolve .NET Framework installation

  • any update to this?

    Friday, December 21, 2007 2:23 PM by astebner

    # re: .NET Framework 3.0 setup log files

    Hi Chasnoff - The error code you're getting (2103) means that Windows Installer is having trouble resolving one of the Windows shell folder locations using the information in your registry.  Can you please send me the full log file from this failing install so I can take a further look and try to suggest a solution?  You can send the log to Aaron.Stebner (at) microsoft (dot) com.

    I am getting the same error.

  • Hi H1ckman - That issue was from a few months ago, and I remember hearing from the customer who had that issue, but I can't remember the resolution anymore.  Can you please send me your log files so I can take a look, and also send me the contents of the following locations in your registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]

    CommonFilesDir

    ProgramFilesDir

    ProgramFilesPath

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders]

  • Hi H1ckman - That issue was from a few months ago, and I remember hearing from the customer who had that issue, but I can't remember the resolution anymore.  Can you please send me your log files so I can take a look, and also send me the contents of the following locations in your registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]

    CommonFilesDir

    ProgramFilesDir

    ProgramFilesPath

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders]

  • I often get questions from fellow employees or customers who find my blog regarding how to troubleshoot

  • A while back, I posted a list of possible log files for .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 setup

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  • Hi Aaron,

    I try to install .net framework 3.0 on my computer with Windows XP SP3.

    However, I kept getting this error message:

    [04/15/10,16:30:58] setup.exe: [2] ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147023293.

    I have uninstalled 2.0 and reinstalled it again before installed 3.0.

    But it did not work.

    What could the reason be?

    Thank you

  • Hi Jourseph - Can you please use the tool described at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/11/21/6458047.aspx to gather your .NET Framework setup log files, post them on a file server such as http://skydrive.live.com and then reply here with a link so I can download the logs and take a look to see if I can figure out what is causing this error?

    Also, I would suggest trying to install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7 instead of the .NET Framework 3.0.  3.5 SP1 will install 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 behind the scenes, and it contains setup bug fixes that can allow setup to succeed in some cases where 3.0 setup would otherwise fail.

  • this is stupid

    it does not help. where can i login error for the net 3.0 please simple straight forward instruction that WORK not like the most of MS concepts.

  • Hi Nenad - I'm sorry for the hassles that this issue is causing for you.  This blog post is pretty old, and since then, there has been a tool created that will automatically gather your .NET Framework setup log files so that you don't have to go find them yourself.  You can find more information about that tool at blogs.msdn.com/.../6458047.aspx.  If you're running into a .NET Framework setup error on your computer, can you please use that tool to gather your log files, post the file named %temp%\vslogs.cab that will be created by that tool to a file server such as http://skydrive.live.com, and then reply back here and post a link that I can use to download your log files and investigate further?

  • Hi Aaron

    I am trying to install 2 .net framework updates(patches) on server 2003 sp2 KB2416473 & KB2418241 but I am getting the following error

    Event Type: Error

    Event Source: MsiInstaller

    Event Category: None

    Event ID: 10005

    Date: 9/11/2010

    Time: 6:22:31 PM

    User: VBURDWDEVSQL01\IBMsupport

    Computer: VBURDWDEVSQL01

    Description:

    Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 -- The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2908. The arguments are: {7D20733A-394B-4460-80E9-7D22FCC9D02F}, ,

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at go.microsoft.com/.../events.asp.

    Data:

    0000: 7b 43 45 32 43 44 44 36   {CE2CDD6

    0008: 32 2d 30 31 32 34 2d 33   2-0124-3

    0010: 36 43 41 2d 38 34 44 33   6CA-84D3

    0018: 2d 39 46 34 44 43 46 35   -9F4DCF5

    0020: 43 35 42 44 39 7d         C5BD9}  

    YOUR HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED !

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