Tool to automatically collect and cab VS 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup log files


I wrote a post yesterday with a list of the names and locations of all of the log files produced during Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup.  As you can see in that post, the list of possible log files is very long, and that makes it annoying when attempting to gather the logs and send them back to Microsoft so that we can help troubleshoot installation issues.


Fortunately, Sandhya, a colleague of mine, has written a tool that will automatically gather all of the VS 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup log files it can find from your system and create a cab file containing them so you have a single compressed package that can be sent to Microsoft for troubleshooting purposes.


How to use the Collect tool


The tool can be downloaded from http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=8967043.  It is a Win32 console application, so you can extract it from the zip file and double-click on it to run it.  It will create a file named %temp%\vslogs.cab on your system after it has gathered all of the log files.


Note – after the tool finishes running, you can get to your %temp% folder to find the file vslogs.cab by clicking on the Start menu, choosing Run, typing %temp% and clicking OK.


What to do if the Collect tool does not work correctly on your system


If the tool encounters any problems, you can do the following to re-run it from a cmd prompt and see more detailed error information:



  1. Click on the Start menu, choose Run, type cmd and click OK

  2. Run collect.exe from the cmd prompt that appears

  3. When doing this, you will see information displayed in the cmd prompt with more details about which actions it is performing, what log files it found, etc

<update date=”5/23/2008″> Updated link to log collection tool to point to the new location </update>


 

Comments (31)

  1. Daniel Moth says:

    Tool to collect VS2008 and Fx 3.5 setup logs

  2. To collect the logs please follow the steps found on aaronste’s blog: Tool to automatically collect and

  3. My team owns the installation experience for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. One difficulty

  4. I just noticed this post on Bret Grinslade’s blog that I wanted to link to here to help raise visibility.

  5. I just noticed this post on Bret Grinslade&#39;s blog that I wanted to link to here to help raise visibility

  6. I previously wrote about a log collection tool that will automatically gather and cab up Visual Studio

  7. I previously wrote about a log collection tool that will automatically gather and cab up Visual Studio

  8. See Win App says:

    We’ve been seeing some issues where VS 2008 crashes when creating a new WPF project. The underlying issue

  9. We’ve been seeing some issues where VS 2008 crashes when creating a new WPF project. The underlying issue

  10. VarunGupta says:

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  11. Setup and deployment is a tricky business. Machines can be in many different and often unforeseen states

  12. Recently, beta versions of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 were released (see announcement

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  14. Jennifer Victoria says:

    i been getting errors everyday and not knowing how to fix it.

    this is outrageous

  15. Daniel Moth says:

    Please Help me fix this

  16. Hi Jennifer Victoria and Daniel Moth – Can you please provide more details about what types of errors you're seeing so I can try to help?

  17. willy says:

    My PC is giving some issue of getting NETframework 4.0.330319. what is that all about

  18. Hi Willy – This sounds like it might be caused by trying to run a program that requires the .NET Framework 4 on a computer that doesn't have the .NET Framework 4 installed, but I'm not 100% sure.  What is the exact error that you see, and what are you trying to do at the time that you see it?

  19. Amit says:

    Hi aron i follow your instruction according to this blog but i found these error log

    [08/06/12,12:10:28] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU: [2] CRootComponent::Install(): Cannot install; setup files failed verification.

    [08/06/12,12:10:28] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU: [2] ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_INVALID returned in CRootComponent::Install; the following file is invalid: c:usersadministratordesktopvs2010protrialvs_setup.msi

    [08/06/12,12:10:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU is not installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 – Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services – Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:10:32] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:10] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU: [2] CRootComponent::Install(): Cannot install; setup files failed verification.

    [08/06/12,12:23:11] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU: [2] ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_INVALID returned in CRootComponent::Install; the following file is invalid: c:usersadministratordesktopvs2010protrialvs_setup.msi

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional – ENU is not installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 – Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services – Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:13] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:14] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:15] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:16] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [08/06/12,12:23:16] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.

  20. Hi Amit – This type of error is usually caused by a corrupt download.  I'd suggest trying to re-download the Visual Studio installer that you're using in this scenario to see if that helps resolve this error.

  21. Prasanta says:

    Please solve my issue.. Whenever I try to install VB 2008 below error massage is appearing.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] setup.exe: [2] ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147023293.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component is not installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system (version 3.0 Runtime) was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Runtime was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Design Tools was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 For Devices was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK R2 for Pocket PC was not attempted to be installed.

    [12/20/12,16:27:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK R2 for Smartphone was

  22. Hi Prasanta – Can you please use the tool described at blogs.msdn.com/…/6458047.aspx to collect all of your setup log files, upload the file named %temp%vslogs.cab that this tool will create to a file server (such as http://skydrive.live.com), and then reply back here and provide a link that I can use to download your log files and take a closer look?

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