Installation of Silverlight Fails with a generic error 1603 "Installation failed"

Issue:  Installation of Silverlight fails with a generic error 1603 “installation failed” after the installation progress shows 99% complete. Cause: To find the root cause open the SilverlightMSI.log from the %temp% folder and it shows an error “Cannot create HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0”. This is because a MacAfee ‘Access Protection rule’ has been set on ‘Mozilla & FireFox…

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MSI built on Visual Studio installs into C: instead of C:Program Files

Issue: MSI developed on Visual Studio installs to ‘C:’ instead of ‘C:\ProgramFiles’ Folder even after the “TARGETDIR” is set to [ProgramFilesFolder][Manufacturer]\[ProductName] by the Custom Action “DIRCA_TARGETDIR”. Solution:  1. This issue occurs only on Windows Vista and above where group policy ‘AlwaysInstallElevated’ is set to ‘1’ in both User policy and Machine policy to install the MSI with elevated…

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Error: Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll

Issue: When we launch an application on on a “Windows Server 2000″ the below error message pops up. “Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll”  Solution:  The below steps might help you resolving the issue: 1) Go to Control Panel – Add/Remove…

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Unable Create the Office projects on a machine where we have both Visual Studio 2010 and Office pro plus 2010 installed

Issue: The below error message is shown when we try to create ‘Office’ projects in Visual Studio 2010. Experiencing this issue on machines where we have both “Visual Studio 2010″ and “Office Pro plus 2010” installed.  “Cannot create the project because the application associated with this project type is not installed on this computer.You must install the Microsoft Office application…

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DEBUG: Error 2769: Custom Action CA_InstallAssemblyDef.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8 did not close 2 MSIHANDLEs.

While installing .Net Framework 3.5 / .Net Framework 2.0 /any other patches, it may fail with the following error message: DEBUG: Error 2769:  Custom Action CA_InstallAssemblyDef.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8 did not close 2 MSIHANDLEs. From the MSI verbose log: MSI (s) (78:A0) [15:48:43:802]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=CA_InstallAssemblyDef.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8,,) MSI (s) (78:A0) [15:48:43:802]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=CA_InstallAssemblyDef.3643236F_FC70_11D3_A536_0090278A1BB8,ActionType=1025,Source=BinaryData,Target=InstallAssembly ,CustomActionData=c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\System.Web.dll;5242880) MSI (s) (78:18) [15:48:44:052]:…

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DDSet_Error: Failed to install assembly ‘c:WINNTMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727System.Web.dll’ because of system error: Access is denied

 While installing a .Net Framework patch, it may fail with the following error message: DDSet_Error: Failed to install assembly ‘c:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\System.Web.dll’ because of system error: Access is denied. From the failure MSI log file, I found the following information: 08/16/11 13:55:41 DDSet_Status: Loading mscoree.dll 08/16/11 13:55:41 DDSet_Status: Loading fusion.dll using LoadLibraryShim() 08/16/11 13:55:43 DDSet_Error: Failed to…

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Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=ExecSecureObjects,ActionType=3073,Source=BinaryData

.Net Framework 4.0 fails on a Win 2003 system. From the MSI log, it fails while executing the Custom Action ExecSecureObjects and it rolls back. MSI (s) (B4:AC) [11:21:32:639]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=ExecServiceConfig,,) MSI (s) (B4:AC) [11:21:32:639]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=ExecServiceConfig,ActionType=3073,Source=BinaryData,Target=ExecServiceConfig,CustomActionData= SchedServiceConfig€WPFFontCache_v0400€1€restart€restart€none€1€0€€) MSI (s) (B4:38) [11:21:32:671]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\WINNT\Installer\MSI1B0.tmp, Entrypoint: ExecServiceConfig MSI (s) (B4:38)…

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Error 25015.Failed to install assembly ‘C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727IEExecRemote.dll’ because of system error: Access is denied

While installing .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 / .Net Framework 2.0 SP2, it may fail with the following error message: Error 25015.Failed to install assembly ‘C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\IEExecRemote.dll’ because of system error: Access is denied. From the MSI log: MSI (s) (10!FC) [00:15:17:984]: Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 — Error 25015.Failed to install assembly ‘C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\IEExecRemote.dll’…

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MS11-049 patch is re-offered through Windows Update

Recently MS11-049 (KB2251481) patch was re-released (9th August, 2011) and it is re-offered through Windows Update for the scenario where users have both Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Visual Studio 2005 Premier Partner Edition SP1 installed on their systems.  The workaround is to remove KB2251481 (June’s release) from the system and reinstall KB2251481 (August’s release)….

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Warning 1909.Could not create Shortcut Visual Studio Command Prompt (2010).lnk

Visual Studio(2005/2008/2010) SP1 Installation never completes and in the MSI log it shows the bellow information: MSI (s) (3C:D4) [20:10:57:165]: Executing op: ShortcutCreate(Name=0aszr6bc.s_v|Visual Studio 2010 Remote Debugger Folder,,,FileName=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\,,,,,,ShowCmd=1,Description=Microsoft Visual Studio Remote Debugger Folder,,,,) MSI (c) (54:18) [20:10:54:086]: Font created.  Charset: Req=0, Ret=0, Font: Req=MS Shell Dlg, Ret=MS Shell Dlg Warning…