Installation of Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 fails with error ‘The pipe is being closed’
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
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!!).
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.