"Xamlviewer" folder is deleted after installing .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

“Xamlviewer” folder is deleted after installing .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on a Windows XP / Windows 2003 system – to know the reason, please click on the following link http://blogs.msdn.com/smondal/archive/2009/08/31/xamlviewer-folder-is-deleted-after-installing-netfx-3-5-sp1-on-a-win-xp-win-2003-system.aspx Content by : Soumitra Mondal


Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Visual Studio IDE

Issue   Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Menu option from the Visual Studio IDE The Add-in does not even show in the Add-in Manager   Resolution   To resolved this issue you can try the following steps :   – Go to C:/Program Files folder and delete the folder with the name of…


SQL Server 2008 setup fails with a Microsoft .NET Framework exception

Microsoft .NET Framework   Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.   Configuration system failed to initialize.   – Error Details ============   See the end of this message for details on…

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How to install Expression Blend and SP1 in silent mode

For the detailed steps on how to install Expression blend and SP1 in silent more, please refer to the link below   http://blogs.msdn.com/smondal/archive/2009/08/31/how-to-install-express-blend-and-sp1-in-silent-mode.aspx  Content by: Soumitra Mondal


The Windows Installer package:c:95a81ae6b7710d0be9e6ff093dafvs_setup.ms_ could not be opened

Issue ========= .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation fails with error : —————————Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup—————————The Windows Installer package:c:\95a81ae6b7710d0be9e6ff093daf\vs_setup.ms_ could not be opened.Choose Retry to try again. Choose Cancel for exit setup.—————————Retry Cancel —————————and—————————Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup—————————A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Cancelling setup.—————————OK ————————— Resolution =========  …

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Visual Basic 6.0 IDE launch executes with Visual Studio 2005 resiliency

Steps tried: – Ran the VB 6.0 IDE and it started running the resiliency – Let the Resiliency complete and then launched VB 6.0 still same issue- Checked Event Viewer and saw 2 MSI warnings :Event Type: WarningEvent Source: MsiInstallerEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 1001Date: 8/3/2009Time: 11:57:23 AMUser: COBRA\BrianComputer: COBRADescription:Detection of product ‘{1B041548-33BC-4174-8B97-ADC9B7948488}’, feature ‘VB_for_VS_7_Ent’ failed…


"Microsoft Document Explorer cannot be shown because the specified help collection ‘ms-help://MS.MSDNQTR.v90.en’ is invalid".

We worked on an issue where launching help from within the Visual Studio IDE throws an error message     “Microsoft Document Explorer cannot be shown because the specified help collection ‘ms-help://MS.MSDNQTR.v90.en’ is invalid”.   This message was throw whether the help was set in the VS IDE to external or integrated help.   Here are…


Unable to install Windows update

  Unable to install Windows update (.Net Framework and Office updates). The installation hangs and you have to kill the process to get out of it.   To resolve this issue we followed the following steps:   – We took a processmon log when the install hangs and Filter it for msiexec process- Found that…

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.Net Framework 3.5 installation fails while installing .Net framework 3.0

During the installation of  .Net framework 3.5, you will see an error as shown below in the setup error log file. . As the installation of .Net framework 3.5 is dependent on .Net framework 3.0 and 2.0, you might see these kind of errors very frequently. =============================================================================================================================== 9/09,12:49:05] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework…