Installation of the Visual Studio 2012 fails with the error message “Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Devenv Element not found”.

SYMPTOM AND INFERENCE: This error message is shown as soon as the setup for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 is launched. These errors are logged in a file named ‘dd_vs_ultimate_xxx.log’ located under the %temp% folder. This would contain the following text in the log: ——————————————————————————————————————- [0EE0:08B0] [2013-09-27T10:20:46]: Error 0x80070490: Failed to find expected public key in…

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Installation of the Visual Studio 2012 fails with the error message “Microsoft .Net Framework required for Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate Setup”.

SYMPTOM AND INFERENCE: This error was appearing as soon as we launched the Visual Studio 2012 setup. The above error message appears to point towards an issue related to the .net framework 4.5. However .net framework 4.5 was already installed on the machine, and was found to be in good health. In order to debug…

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Installation of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 does not terminate as expected and keeps running indefinitely

ENVIRONMENT: Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64) Windows 8 (x86 and x64) Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) Windows Server 2012 (x64) SYMPTOM AND INFERENCE: Installation of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 does not terminate as expected and keeps running indefinitely. In fact you neither see the final page showing the success or failure…

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Visual Studio 2012 fails with an error ‘The pipe is being closed’

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 OR Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 install may fail with the below error message:     After reviewing the Setup failure log dd_vs_****_201308291*****.log, I found the below failure message:    [0690:23A4][2013-07-29T17:00:28]: MUX:  Source confirmed [0690:23A4][2013-07-29T17:00:28]: Acquiring package: webdeploy_x86_en_usmsi_901, payload: webdeploy_x86_en_usmsi_901, copy from: C:\VS2012_ISO\packages\WebDeploy\WebDeploy_x86.msi [0690:23A4][2013-07-29T17:00:29]: Error 0xc000000d: Failed to get signer chain from…

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