Possible .NET Framework 3.5 installation failure caused by broken MSXML registration

The .NET Framework 3.5 can fail to install on a system where MSXML is not properly registered.  There is a custom action that runs during .NET Framework 3.5 setup that tries to use some APIs in MSXML to modify some information in the web_mediumtrust.config file that is a part of the .NET Framework 2.0.  In the…

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Link to .NET Framework 3.0 release notes with known installation issues

I have gotten several questions from customers about how to resolve installation problems with the .NET Framework 3.0 since it was released last year.  In many of these cases, the installation problems and options for workarounds were described in the .NET Framework 3.0 release notes.  However, it looks like some of my blog posts appear…

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Updated version of the .NET Framework cleanup tool that can remove the .NET Framework 3.5

I’ve posted an updated version of the .NET Framework cleanup tool that now contains an option to remove the .NET Framework 3.5 (in addition to 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0).  I also added some additional information to be removed when uninstalling the .NET Framework 1.1 (thanks to this comment on one of my other blog…

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.NET Framework 3.0 hotfix (KB932471) will fail to install if .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 is installed

Recently, we have been hearing reports from customers who have installed the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 and then visited Windows Update and were offered .NET Framework 3.0 hotfix KB932471, but it continually fails to install. The .NET Framework 3.5 contains an updated version of the .NET Framework 3.0, and that updated version of 3.0…

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Report VS 2008 or .NET Framework 3.5 beta installation issues directly to the setup team

I just noticed this post on Bret Grinslade’s blog that I wanted to link to here to help raise visibility.  In that post, Bret describes how to gather more information about any installation failures that you might encounter while installing a beta version of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5, and also some…

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Possible causes of Windows Vista hotfix install failures

The .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 includes updates for the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0.  Since the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 are installed as OS components on Windows Vista, the updates are delivered as Windows Vista hotfix packages.  We have seen some issues related to the installation of these .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 updates…

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Where to find a full .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 layout on a VS 2008 beta 2 DVD

Yesterday, I posted a set of instructions that can be used to download the components that make up the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 in order to create a network or CD-based install point that will not require any downloads during setup. As a reader pointed out in the comments of that post, there is…

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How to create an installable layout for the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2

A while back, I wrote a set of instructions that can be used to create a network install point for the Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions (because the only thing available for download is an ISO file that has to be burned to CD, or a web download bootstrapper that requires network connectivity during setup…

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Japanese .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 and VS 2008 beta 2 now available

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released the beta 2 versions of the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, and I posted all of the download links here.  This week, Japanese versions of beta 2 have also been released for web download.  Here are the download locations for the Japanese versions of the .NET…

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