Error 26403.Failed to add user to group

Visual Studio 2013 unattended installation fails on Win8.1/8.0 OSs when deployed via SCCM 2012. As per the MSI log (dd_vs_professional_XXXXX_XX_vs_professionalcore.log): MSI (s) (00:80) [17:04:35:024]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=CreateUser,,) MSI (s) (00:80) [17:04:35:024]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=CreateUser,ActionType=11265,Source=BinaryData,Target=**********,CustomActionData=**********) MSI (s) (00:14) [17:04:35:071]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\Windows\Installer\MSID2F7.tmp, Entrypoint: CreateUser CreateUser:  Entering CreateUser in C:\Windows\Installer\MSID2F7.tmp, version 3.7.1701.0 CreateUser:  Failed…

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Error 997. Overlapped I/O operation is in progress: KB2918614 breaks Windows Installer Service

Certain MSI packages may fail with an error “Error 997. Overlapped I/O operation is in progress” As per the MSI log: MSI (s) (44:48) [15:07:21:799]: Determining source type MSI (s) (44:48) [15:07:21:799]: Source type from package ‘My_Package.msi’: 2 MSI (s) (44:48) [15:07:21:799]: SECREPAIR: Hash Database: C:\Windows\Installer\SourceHash{AC1B6088-A6FC-9CDA-ABF2-60530F5DA203} MSI (s) (44:48) [15:07:21:799]: Note: 1: 2262 2: SourceHash…


Installation failing with “A newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable has been detected on this machine”

ISSUE DESCRIPTION: Installation of Visual C++ 2010 or software that installs a version of VC++ 2010 runtime might fail saying that a newer version is already installed. Or it might be the installation of a different software that has this runtime added as a prerequisite. It is common for applications developed with the corresponding VC++…

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Installation of a ClickOnce application failing with an error pointing to a wrong deployment URL.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION AND SYMPTOM: Installation of a ClickOnce application could fail with the error message referencing a URL different from the one from the one with which the installation was executed. Here is the error message that you could see- An error occurred trying to download ‘http://<Server>/WindowsFormsApplication2.application’. The setup log gets created at a location…

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delegating uninstallation of assembly file : *** to Fusion

Summary: I created a MSI package which has Merge Module – Microsoft_VC90_DebugCRT_x86.msm. I was able to install the MSI package successfully on my WIN 7 OS. Then I uninstalled the same MSI successfully but the file msvcr90d.dll was NOT removed from the directory: C:\windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc90.debugcrt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_2a4f639a55563668\ But if I keep the system idle for few minutes, the…

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Unrecognized configuration section appSettings

Problem description: A 64bit managed .Net service crashes with an exception “Configuration system failed to initialize” on a Win7 X64 OS. I launched the App.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 may also run the following command: cscript adplus.vbs -crash –sc “<Path>App.exe” After analyzing the crash dump, I found the below information:…

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Opening a CSS file in Visual Studio 2010 may throw error ‘The operation could not be completed. Unspecified error.’

ISSUE DESCRIPTION: Trying to open a CSS file in Visual Studio 2010 shows error ‘The operation could not be completed. Unspecified error.’ WHAT IS CSS? A cascading style sheet (CSS) contains style rules that are applied to elements in a Web page. CSS styles define how elements are displayed and where they are positioned on…

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Installation of Bootstrapper Package may fail with the error: ‘Setup has detected that the file X has either changed since it was initially published or may be corrupt.’

Issue: Installation of Bootstrapper Package (setup package or ClickOnce package along with the pre-requisite(s)) created using the Visual 2010 or Visual Studio 2012 RTM may fail with the error:  ‘Setup has detected that the file X has either changed since it was initially published or may be corrupt.’. Cause:  In my case, the issue started…

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XBAP:Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly

Any ClickOnce (browser based XBAP) Application fails on x86 operating systems with the below error message: An exception occurred while downloading the application. Following failure messages were detected:       + Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly WpfBrowserApplication1.exe. – Stack trace:        at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.ProcessDownloadedFile(Object sender, DownloadEventArgs e)         at…

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