Setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application

You would receive the below error message while running a ClickOnce bootstrapper created using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows XP systems.     Clickonce bootstrapper engine (setup.exe) that was shipped with Visual Studio 2012 is NOT compatible with any OS below Windows Vista.  So, the above error message is expected and by design. The reason…


Installation of net framework updates like KB2657424 failing as ‘web.config’ file has Read Only (RO) attribute

  ISSUE DESCRIPTION: Installation of .net framework updates like KB2657424 failing as ‘web.config’ file has Read Only (RO) attribute ENVIRONMENT: This is applicable to both 32 bit and 64 bit machines, running Windows 8/Widows 7/ Server 2012/ Server 2008/ Windows Server2003/ Widows XP Symptom and inference: The installations of .net framework 3.5 sp1 updates such…

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Installation of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 fails due to an existing .NET 4.0 mscoree.dll

  ISSUE DESCRIPTION: Failing installation of .net framework 3.5 sp1 with existing mscoreee.dll file version being 4.0 ENVIRONMENT: This is applicable to both 32 bit and 64 bit machines, running Windows Server2003/XP Symptom and inference: It may so happen on a server 2003/XP machine where .net framework 4.0 has been uninstalled earlier, that the ‘mscoree.dll’…

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Installation of VC++2005/2008 redistributables fail with 0x80070005 Assembly Error:Access is denied issue

  Issue Description: Installation of VC++ 2005/2008 fail with 0x80070005 Assembly Error:Access is denied issue MSI (s) (54:80) [13:56:14:694]: Assembly Error:Access is denied. MSI (s) (54:80) [13:56:14:694]: Note: 1: 1935 2: {97F81AF1-0E47-DC99-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E} 3: 0x80070005 4: IAssemblyCache 5: CreateAssemblyCacheItem 6: Microsoft.VC80.ATL,type="win32",version="8.0.50727.4053",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",processorArchitecture="x86" Root Cause: When we search for ‘value 3’ in the VC++ 2005 error log it…

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All the Project templates missing in Visual Studio 2012

  Issue Description: After installing Visual Studio 2012 successfully when we launch the IDE and click “New Project” all the Project templates are missing in the IDE. Root Cause: When we take a Procmon log while clicking “New Project” and check for ‘Access Denied’, we can find that devenv.exe doesn’t have permissions to access the…

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Patches getting reoffered on SCCM and Windows update even after they are successfully installed.

Issue: .NET Framework Security updates like kb2418241 and KB2656352 get reoffered on distribution tools like SCCM and Windows Update even after they are installed successfully. In this scenario the files which are targeted by the security updates are updated to the intended version and the security update is populated in the Add/Remove programs. Cause: This…

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Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type

While launching Visual Studio 2012/2010 IDE, you might receive the below error message or VS IDE may just crash without any error message. I launched the devenv.exe in the debugger (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463009) and took a crash dump (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286350). You can also run the following command: cscript adplus.vbs -crash –sc “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe” After…

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