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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup log files

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup log files

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The installers for the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 chain several different prerequisites and optional components behind the scenes.  If one of these setups fails, there are numerous possible causes due to the number of packages being chained behind the scenes.  The following provides a list of log files created by the setup wrappers for each product and the child packages that are chained in during installation. 

.NET Framework 3.5 setup log files

The following is a complete list of log files that can be produced during .NET Framework 3.5 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 3.5 setup.

Logs produced by the .NET Framework 3.5 setup wrapper:

  • %temp%\dd_dotnetfx35install.txt
  • %temp%\dd_dotnetfx35error.txt
  • %temp%\dd_depcheck_netfx*.txt

Logs produced by the packages chained during .NET Framework 3.5 setup:

  • RGB Rasterizer - %temp%\dd_RGB9Rast_*.txt
  • MSXML 6.0 - %temp%\dd_msxml6_*.txt
  • WIC - %temp%\dd_wic*.txt
  • .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 - %temp%\dd_net_framework20*.txt
  • .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 - %temp%\dd_net_framework30*.txt
  • .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 WCF custom action - %temp%\dd_wcf_retCA*.txt
  • .NET Framework 3.5 product MSI - %temp%\dd_net_framework35*.txt

Visual Studio 2008 setup log files

The following is a complete list of log files that can be produced during Visual Studio 2008 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 Visual Studio 2008 setup.

In addition to the logs listed below, Visual Studio 2008 setup can produce the logs listed above for the .NET Framework 3.5 because the .NET Framework 3.5 is a prerequisite that is chained in during Visual Studio 2008 setup if it is not already installed on the system.

Logs produced by the Visual Studio 2008 setup wrapper:

  • %temp%\dd_install*.txt
  • %temp%\dd_error*.txt
  • %temp%\dd_depcheck*.txt
  • VSMsiLog*.txt - located in your %temp% directory during Visual Studio 2008 setup; moved to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\<product name>\Logs after a successful installation; left in %temp% after a failed installation and after uninstallation

Logs produced by the packages chained during Visual Studio 2008 setup:

  • Windows Installer 3.1 - %windir%\KB893803v2.log
  • .NET Framework 3.5 - see the full list of logs at the top of this post
  • Visual Studio 2008 64bit Prerequisites - %temp%\dd_prereq*.txt
  • Document Explorer 2008 - %temp%\dd_dexplore*90*.txt
  • Web Designer Tools - %temp%\SetupExe(*).txt
  • .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 - %temp%\dd_netcfsetupv2*.txt
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5 - %temp%\dd_netcfsetupv35*.txt
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime 3.0 - %temp%\dd_vstor*.txt
  • Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Runtime - %temp%\dd_vsto_ret20*.txt
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 - %temp%\dd_SSCERuntime*.txt
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 Design Tools - %temp%\dd_SQLCEToolsForVS2007*.txt
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 For Devices - %temp%\dd_SSCEDeviceRuntime*.txt
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK R2 for Pocket PC - %temp%\dd_WMPPC_5_0*.txt
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK R2 for Smartphone - %temp%\dd_WMSP_5_0*.txt
  • Device Emulator version 3.0 - %temp%\dd_64bitEmulator*.txt, %temp%\dd_EmulatorForWinXP*.txt and/or %temp%\dd_Emulator*.txt
  • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition - %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\*.*
  • Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - %temp%\dd_rdbg*.txt
  • Windows SDK - %temp%\dd_winsdk*.txt
  • Visual Studio Performance Collection Tools - %temp%\dd_Performance_Collection_Tools*.txt
  • Crystal Reports - %temp%\dd_CrystalReports2007*.txt

Logs produced by the packages chained during Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition setups:

  • Windows Installer 3.1 - %windir%\KB893803v2.log
  • .NET Framework 3.5 - see the full list of logs at the top of this post
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 - %temp%\dd_SSCERuntime*.txt
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 Design Tools - %temp%\dd_SQLCEToolsForVS2007*.txt
  • Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light - %temp%\dd_ExpRemoteDbg*.txt
  • Windows SDK - %temp%\dd_winsdk*.txt
  • MSDN for Visual Studio Express Editions - %temp%\dd_MSDNExp*.txt
  • Silverlight 1.0 - %temp%\Silverlight*.txt

Logs produced by the MSDN for Visual Studio 2008 setup wrapper:

  • %temp%\dd_install_MSDN_VS_90*.txt
  • %temp%\dd_error_MSDN_VS_90*.txt
  • %temp%\dd_depcheck_MSDN_VS_90*.txt
  • VSMsiLog*.txt - located in your %temp% directory during MSDN setup; moved to %ProgramFiles%\MSDN\MSDN9.0\<product name>\Logs after a successful installation; left in %temp% after a failed installation and after uninstallation

Logs produced by Visual Studio 2008 SP1:

  • %temp%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1*.* 

If you run into any issues while installing the .NET Framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 or MSDN for Visual Studio 2008 and plan to report setup 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="10/4/2007"> Added a log file to the .NET Framework 3.5 list for the WCF custom action that I missed previously </update>

<update date="1/11/2008"> Added Silverlight log files to the list for VS 2008 Express Editions since it was added as a chained component between the time I wrote this blog post and the time that VS 2008 shipped. </update>

<update date="5/23/2008"> Added log file information for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 </update>

<update date="11/20/2009"> Fixed broken link to the product feedback site. </update>

 

  • Well, im posting on a one year old issue here but I also spent some hours on the vs_bsln.exe problem on windows7 x64. Couldnt google my way to any solution expect finding explanations saying my iso is corrupt.

    Downloaded vs2008 pro and team, both from msdn with "prepadded" license keys. None of them worked, same error.

    Then downloaded vs2008 pro trial from outside msdn (just microsoft.com). That one worked. Could be that i was unlucky two times of three but there is also another explanation...

  • I have a copy of the vs_bsln.exe file located at http://cid-27e6a35d1a492af7.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Blog%5E_Tools/vs%5E_bsln.zip that you can try to install separately if you'd like.

    However, most of the cases I've seen of this type of error are caused by setup file corruption, and so installing that one file separately usually will allow setup to proceed a bit further and then fail while installing one of the later files.  Here are a few things I typically suggest in this type of scenario:

    1.  If you are installing from a mounted ISO file, try using a different ISO mounting program

    2.  If you are installing from a mounted ISO file, try burning the ISO to a DVD instead

    3.  If you are installing from a DVD, try using a mounted ISO instead

    4.  If you are installing from a DVD, try copying the contents to the hard drive and installing from there instead

    5.  If all else fails, try to re-download the ISO

  • When I click on your link labeled "product feedback site" I get a web page that says "Page Not Found" ...

  • Hi Howard Lynch - Thanks for letting me know about this broken link.  I've fixed it in the main blog post.  It should be pointing to http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio/.

  • whenever iu try to install vs 2008, i get an error msg : unable to install .net framweork 3.5 and it failes to proceed further, also. please help me out...

  • Hi Girish Sharma - Can you please use the tool described at blogs.msdn.com/.../6458047.aspx to gather your .NET Framework setup log files, upload the file %temp%\vslogs.cab that this tool produces to a file server (such as http://skydrive.live.com) and then reply back here with a link I can use to download the log files and take a further look?

  • Hi, I'm having a blocking issue installing Visual Studio (2008 or 2010), SQL Server or Outlook 2010. Basically, I'm blocked on installing any of these substantial programs.

    In the example of Visual Studio 2010, the setup installs .Net 4.0, then reboots and tries installing the .Net x64 prereqs. Then, it fails on this error:

    [06/22/10,09:43:16] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1603

    I've tried uninstalling Dot Net several times, but I don't think I'm getting anywhwere. Please help =)

    My system:

    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install (clean; just installed 2 days ago, and installed all updates)

    Intel E8400 (dual core 3.0GHZ)

    Installing from the same CD media that worked on another computer.

    My Error log for Visual Studio 2010 Install:

    cid-5803a59790b88940.skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx!148&Bpub=SDX.Docs&Bsrc=GetSharingLink

    The log collected by your collect tool:

    cid-5803a59790b88940.skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx!148&Bpub=SDX.Docs&Bsrc=GetSharingLink

    (BTW: I tried the vs_bsln tool, that you uploaded to your blog for another user. unfortunately, it didn't help.)

    Thank you for reading!

    Kevin

  • Hi Kevin28 - I see failures in your log files for the 64-bit prerequisite package and the Document Explorer package.  The errors look like the following (it is the same error code in both cases, just for different files):

    Error 1935.An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.Runtime,, version="10.0.0.0",publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a",processorArchitecture="MSIL",fileVersion="10.0.30319.1",culture="neutral"'. Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x8002802F. assembly interface: , function: CreateAssemblyCache, component: {813438C3-8069-495F-9AE3-CA6499E3021B}

    Error 1935.An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'EnvDTE,version="8.0.0.0",publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a",fileVersion="8.0.50727.932",culture="neutral"'. Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x8002802F. assembly interface: , function: CreateAssemblyNameObject, component: {DA28CA4A-27CA-486A-923F-5A4317BB70CE}

    Usually, error code 0x8002802F means that there is sometihng wrong with the .NET Framework on the computer.  In this case, you're running Windows 7, and the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 are installed as a part of the OS, but it is possible that one of the .NET Framework registry keys that is needed in this scenario is missing or corrupt.  I'd suggest checking to see if you have all of the .NET Framework 2.0 registry keys on your computer that are listed in the blog post at blogs.msdn.com/.../3260076.aspx.  If any of the keys from that list are missing, I'd suggest manually adding them on your computer, then rebooting your system and trying to install VS 2008 again.

    Hopefully this will help!

  • Hi Astebner,

    Thank you for looking at those logs! I checked the blog that you linked to and reviewed the steps. My registry keys match exactly what's described in:

    "For the .NET Framework 2.0 (on an x64 version of Windows):", but not the other sections. Specifically, here are the values that matched:

    "

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework]

    InstallRoot = C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\Policy\Upgrades]

    2.0.50727 = 1.0.0-2.0.50727

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework\Policy\v2.0]

    50727 = 50727-50727

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework]

    InstallRoot = C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432NodeMicrosoft\.NETFramework\Policy\Upgrades]

    2.0.50727 = 1.0.0-2.0.50727

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\.NETFramework\Policy\v2.0]

    50727 = 50727-50727

    "

    Now, I'm thinking that since the error mentioned earlier is referring to "10.0.30319" that this is a .Net 4.0 / VS2010 issue? The reason I suspect that is because .Net 4.0's installed version on my pc with problems is 4.0.30319. These version numbers share the same suffix. As far as I know, this is the latest version.

    The other possible culprit is Visual Studio. I have tried installing (unsuccessfully) both VS 2008 and VS 2010. As a result, I have the following installed programs listed through control panel:

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4974

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Runtime - 10.0.30319

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Runtime - 10.0.30319

    Could these be conflicting?

    Also, since .Net 2 and 3.5 come installed on Windows 7 (as I understand) I can't install them, or uninstall and fix them. I suspect that the reason I'm experiencing my main issue is because I can't install .Net 3.5 _SP1_. Does this make sense?

    Can I easily return to the Win7 Install CD and pull off all the .NET files? Or another source?

    Thanks again,

    Kevin28

  • Update:

    I tried removing and reisntalling older Dot Net, in hopes of fixing the issue. But I had no luck. Here's what I did:

    Navigated to Control Panel -> Features -> Features

    unchecked (unboxed) Dot Net 3.5

    Rebooted

    Attempted to install Dot Net 3.5 (redistrbutable version).

    installation began, and continued for a for minutes. Then, however, it failed with the following error log:

    "

    [06/23/10,08:12:54] VS Scenario: [2] CSupportedPlatformCheck failed : You must use "Turn Windows features on or off" in the Control Panel to install or configure Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

    [06/23/10,08:12:54] VS Scenario: [2] Failed to pass the Warnings/Blocks checks in CVSScenario::Start()

    [06/23/10,08:26:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0SP1 (x64) (CBS): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0SP1 (x64) (CBS). MSI returned error code -2145124329

    [06/23/10,08:26:38] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0SP1 (x64) (CBS) is not installed.

    "

    So I guess I can't easily fix Dot Net 3.5, when running Windows 7 =( . Any ideas?

    -Kevin28

  • Hi Kevin28 - The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 comes as a part of the OS on Windows 7, so you cannot install or repair it by using the redistributable installer.  If you already have all of the registry keys from the previous blog post that I sent you, then it is possible that there is a problem with some of the files that are a part of the .NET Framework.  There are a couple of things I can think of to have you try:

    1.  Try to install the .NET Framework 4 Full redistributable from www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx.  This will update some files that are shared by other versions of the .NET Framework and it might help resolve this VS installation problem.

    2.  If #1 doesn't help, then you can also try to use the steps listed at blogs.msdn.com/.../how-to-repair-the-net-framework-2-0-and-3-0-on-windows-vista.aspx to repair the files that are a part of the OS.

  • Hi Astebner,

    I downloaded the .net 4.0 redist pack and I tried repairing, uninstalling and reinstalling Net 4.0 a few times. It didn't help the problem.

    I did try the official .Net setup verifier (netfx_setupverifier). The results were interesting: I received no errors with older Dot Net verification, but I received errors with the 4.0 verification. Logs here:

    <iframe title ="Preview" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" style="width:98px;height:115px;padding:0;background-color:#fcfcfc;" src="cid-5803a59790b88940.office.live.com/.../iframe>

    Thank you for your help. I feel like I'm getting close to a solution. Is Microsoft aware of this issue? I searched online and found many people experiencing this exact issue with Windows 7 (often in combination with Visual Studio 2010)

    -Kevin28

  • I tried running " sfc /scannow " and the result was no errors.

    "

    Verification 100% complete.

    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    "

    I tried booting Windows 7 into Recovery / repair boot. The result was that it couldn't autorepair anything. Here's the log:

    "

    Problem signature:

     Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline

     Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16384

     Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16384

     Problem Signature 03: unknown

     Problem Signature 04: 5

     Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover

     Problem Signature 06: 1

     Problem Signature 07: NoRootCause

     OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

     Locale ID: 1033

    Read our privacy statement online:

     go.microsoft.com/fwlink

    If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

     X:\windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

    "

    -Kevin28

  • Hi Kevin28 - I haven't heard widespread reports of problems installing Visual Studio on Windows 7, and I've seen a lot of Windows 7 systems running Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 correctly around my office.  The verification log you posted shows an error running a small test application that tries to instantiate the .NET Framework.  Can you please check and see if you have the log file from that tool as well?  If you have one, it will be named %temp%\setupverifier_netfx20testapp_*.txt.

    If those registry keys I mentioned previously are correct and SFC didn't find any errors, then I'm not sure what else to suggest aside from trying to repair your OS in this type of scenario unfortunately.

  • I tried to install VS2008, but the following failure log messages were recorded in "dd_install_vs_procore_90.txt"

    Does anyone have clue? Please help...

    ...

    ...

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: AddGlobalCustomProperty

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] setup.exe: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147023293.

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {7F82DEDD-12EB-439F-B7A3-8B4264E0C20D} - PropertyName: EnableRollback - Value:

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {BD495746-4FBA-49F3-8EEB-D8B20EE75235} - PropertyName: Disable Rollback - Value:

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: ISetupManager::RunInstallFromList(IP_INSTALL) completed

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {092114C2-997D-4D68-8F3A-8BC2584FD23B} - PropertyName: Quiet Mode Setup - Value:

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: ERROR (non critical): Suite Main Directory:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition - ENU does not exists. Log files will not be copied in the suite directory!

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] vs70uimgr: Entering DisplayFinal() method.

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {9EEA4DFB-733A-4349-B43E-F564351AC503} - PropertyName: Passive Mode - Value:

    [09/18/10,08:43:55] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {C30D2581-4604-47C2-BC48-412BDDA3AF16} - PropertyName: No Restart - Value:

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] vs70uimgr: Entering Next() method.

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] VS70pgui: Entered CPageHeaderDynamic::OnShowWindow method

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] VS70pgui: Generating finish page component list.

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] VS70pgui: GenerateHtml() called in INSTALL mode.

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] Setup.exe: GetComponents()

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] Setup.exe: get_Components()

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property: {BBE1827C-F2FD-4FDA-A6D6-C83B62FFFDCA} - PropertyName: compfailed - Value: 1

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] VS70pgui: DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component is not installed.

    [09/18/10,08:43:56] Setup.exe: AddGlobalCustomProperty

    [09/18/10,08:43:57] VS70pgui: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component is not installed.

    [09/18/10,08:43:57] VS70pgui: DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition - ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [09/18/10,08:43:57] Setup.exe: AddGlobalCustomProperty

    [09/18/10,08:43:57] VS70pgui: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition - ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [09/18/10,08:43:57] VS70pgui: DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 was not attempted to be installed.

    ...

    ...

    ...

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