Possible issue where machine.config can be overwritten by .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 setup

Description of the issue I heard from someone recently who noticed that some information was removed from the file machine.config after installing the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2.  Their scenario looked like the following: Install Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Install the .NET Framework 3.5 (which installs 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1 behind the scenes,…

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WiX v3.5 now includes support for Visual Studio 2010 beta 2

As previously posted on Rob Mensching’s blog and Bob Arnson’s blog, builds of WiX v3.5 starting with the 3.5.1030.0 build include support for Visual Studio 2010 beta 2.  Here are some highlights: Extension Manager integration – you can download and install WiX v3.5 directly from within the VS 2010 IDE; to do this, launch VS…

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Suggestions for resolving installation errors for .NET Framework security update MS09-061

I have heard from several people over the past week or so who have had problems getting the recently released .NET Framework security update (MS09-061) to install correctly on their system when it is offered to them by Windows Update or Microsoft Update.  This blog post will describe what this type of failure typically looks…

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Link to information about .NET Framework 4 setup and deployment improvements

Peter Marcu has posted some detailed information about improvements that have been made to the setup and deployment process for the .NET Framework 4 starting with the recently released .NET Framework 4 beta 2 and Visual Studio 2010 beta 2.  The improvements have been made to solve issues that exist in the .NET Framework 3.5…

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Diagnosing and resolving 1935 errors for Win32 assemblies that occur on Windows Vista and later

Introduction 1935 errors can occur during an MSI-based installation while installing .NET assemblies or Win32 assemblies.  Most of the workarounds that can be found on blogs and forums (including all of the information in my 1935 error troubleshooting guide) only apply to 1935 errors that happen while installing .NET assemblies. This blog post will explain…

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Mailbag: How to manage reboots when installing multiple versions of the .NET Framework

Question: I am planning a network deployment of the .NET Framework, and I need to deploy all versions from 1.0 through 3.5 SP1 if any are missing on each of the computers on the network.  I have 2 questions related to reboots: Is it possible to install all versions of the .NET Framework without any…

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XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions now available for download

The XNA Game Studio 3.1 Zune Extensions was posted on the Microsoft Download Center today.  This product can be installed on a system that has XNA Game Studio 3.1 installed, and it adds the following functionality to the XNA Game Studio 3.1 product: The ability to develop and deploy games to the new Zune HD…

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