.NET Framework setup verification tool, cleanup tool and detection sample code now support .NET Framework 4.7

I have posted updated versions of the .NET Framework setup verification tool, the .NET Framework cleanup tool, and the sample code to detect .NET Framework install states that support detecting, verifying, and cleaning up the .NET Framework 4.7. You can find more information about how to download and use these tools at the following locations:…


Windows 8 Release Preview, .NET Framework 4.5 RC and Visual Studio 2012 RC now available for download

As announced on the Building Windows 8 blog, Somasegar’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog, the Windows 8 Release Preview and an RC version of the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 are now available for download.  Here is some information to help you get started installing and using these preview releases. Download links Here…


Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 developer preview available for download

As announced on the Building Windows 8 blog and on Jason Zander’s blog among other places, a developer preview of Windows 8 is available for download.  One of the download options for the Windows 8 Developer Preview includes a pre-installed version of the developer tools, including Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 developer preview….


Possible installation problems with .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 hotfixes that can remove assemblies from the GAC

A couple of new knowledge base articles related to failed installations of .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 hotfixes were published this week that I want to link to in order to hopefully help provide more visibility into the issues that they describe.  You can find the articles at the following locations: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=2260913 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=2263996 Summary…


How to detect whether or not Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is installed on a system

Question: I am trying to install an application that requires Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before it can successfully install.  How can I detect the presence of Visual Studio 2008 SP1? Answer: There is not an officially documented way of detecting VS 2008 SP1.  There are some registry keys that store service pack level values, but…


Installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 can succeed in cases where the .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 fail

I previously posted a couple of items about how to troubleshoot and work around issues in .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup that can be caused by failures in the ServiceModelReg.exe custom action: How to use setup log files to diagnose .NET Framework 3.0 and 3.5 setup failures related to ServiceModelReg.exe ServiceModelReg.exe failures…


Links to more detailed information about the .NET Framework 3.5 client profile

The beta version of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 were released a few weeks ago.  One of the key new features related to deployment that was introduced with the SP1 beta is the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 client profile.  This profile is a subset of the full .NET Framework 3.5…