ISSUE DESCRIPTION:

Installation of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 fails with error ‘The pipe is being closed’

ENVIRONMENT:

Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)

Windows 8 (x86 and x64)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Windows Server 2012 (x64)

SYMPTOM:

The Installation of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 fails with errors ‘The pipe is being closed’ for several components and then finally with ‘User Cancelled Installation’ (I know you didn’t cancel the installation!!).

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RESOLUTION:

To resolve this, you first need to download the complete .iso file for the update 3 from this direct link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=301705

Once you have this downloaded, and extracted/mounted/burnt you need to open an administrative CMD window and navigate to ...\packages\WinACK\ and install these 2 patches:

I. Windows App Certification Kit x64-x86_en-us.msp

II. Windows App Certification Kit Native Components-x64_en-us.msp

Having installed this, you can then run the setup for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 using the same .iso file that you had downloaded.

 

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Ritwik Sinha