Can't install .NET Framework 3.5 (error 1603)


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Vladimir

The .NET Framework 3.5 installation fails for me. Right after the
"Downloading components" stage, it sits for a few seconds on "Setup
has finished downloading components, you can now disconnect from the
Internet" and then it starts to roll back. I'm using XP SP2. A glance
in the log files shows that it seems related to MSI error code 1603.

Things I have tried:

- reinstalling SP2
- uninstalling and reinstalling every .NET Framework version before
3.5 with all service packs

Per Aaron Stebner's WebLog, I tried to enable verbose MSI logging, but
even so the logs didn't really enlighten me.

Here are all the files from my temp folder generated during setup:

http://thecybershadow.net/dump/c5719a60148f4ae60a5fa4e3887b3baf/logs.zip

Hopefully someone with some time and experience in the field can give
me a few hints or things to try.
Thanks!
 
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PvdG42

Vladimir said:
The .NET Framework 3.5 installation fails for me. Right after the
"Downloading components" stage, it sits for a few seconds on "Setup
has finished downloading components, you can now disconnect from the
Internet" and then it starts to roll back. I'm using XP SP2. A glance
in the log files shows that it seems related to MSI error code 1603.

Things I have tried:

- reinstalling SP2
- uninstalling and reinstalling every .NET Framework version before
3.5 with all service packs

Per Aaron Stebner's WebLog, I tried to enable verbose MSI logging, but
even so the logs didn't really enlighten me.

Here are all the files from my temp folder generated during setup:

http://thecybershadow.net/dump/c5719a60148f4ae60a5fa4e3887b3baf/logs.zip

Hopefully someone with some time and experience in the field can give
me a few hints or things to try.
Thanks!

You might try this as an alternative:

Go here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en#Instructions

Scroll down to Instructions and click on the link to download the
redistributable package instead of the bootstrapper, then try the install
from your local hard drive.
 
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clayosborn

Unfortunately, the problem that I, and most of the people complaining
about this problem have, is exactly what we've reported. .Net
Framework 3.5 "failed to install", meaning that there is no .Net
framework 3.5 to uninstall and try reinstalling. It won't install "at
all" in the first place. That is the whole problem from beginning to
end.
 
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reggie_gilmore

Try the following:
1. Open Registry Editor (regedit in command prompt)
2. Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
\Services\Eventlog\Security\ServiceModel 3.0.0.0
3. Right click ServiceModel 3.0.0.0 select Permissions
4. Click Advanced
5. Under Permissions tabs, Select Inherit from parent the permission
entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries
explicitly defined here.
6. Click Apply, Click OK, Click Ok and Close Registry Editor.
 
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bayard.woodworth

Framework 3.5 "failed to install", meaning that there is no .Net
framework 3.5 to uninstall and try reinstalling.  It won't install "at
all" in the first place.  That is the whole problem from beginning to
end.
The 1603 error is very generic and is simply a fatal error. There are
lots of blog entries on how to find the root cause. The underlying
cause is typically in one of the other log files. Those log files are
written to a temporary directory (try Start/Run and typing %temp%).
Aaron Stebner's blog goes into some detail
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/08/01/446328.aspx

In my case, I found a 2761 error about a global mutex buried in one of
those log files. It looked like it was related to RGB Rast
installation, but as it turned out, I could not install any .msi files
(MSIEXEC was corrupted in some way). That lead me to a post that
fixed it for me: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=316101&SiteID=1
(look for a post by tomazek).
 
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Marc Gravell

We had huge problems with 3.5 install; with help from MS, it turns out that
you sometimes need to install it as a local admin on the machine. A domain
admin isn't enough!
So try making yourself a local admin (i.e. in the local "administrators"
group for the machine) before installing.

Marc
 
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Devi Muni

My OS is running on Windows XP Embedded Version 2002 SP2 and I am facing
the same problem. I am unable to install .NET Framework 3.5 and am faced
with Error 1603. I have tried all the steps and solutions stated here
but its not helping me. Hope someone can help me out with this problem!
Thanks!
 
E

Eirwick99

ok based on previous post i read
i looked at the logs in the %temp% and found:

Windows Presentation Foundation: ***ERRORLOG EVENT***

so im reading and reading - not unistalling and re-installing ,,, been
down that road to many times.


Then a poster in another forum said: If you have Spybot Search and
Destroy installed and the Tea-Timer activated...switch off the tea-
timer and try again.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=314275&forumid=1&sr=21

so i thought - used to have a very hard time installing things with
certain anti-virus programs.

I turned mine off.
installed perfectly.

thanks for all the brainstorming everyone did, led me to my salvation.
 
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fix found

After a week of searching for a fix and was just about to re-format I found a fix.

I found that the file spupdsvc.exe in \windows\system32 was corrupted. I found a backup of this in \windows\softwaredistribution\download.....
So I copied that over the one in system32 and now I was able to install XPSEPSC.exe then dotnet3.5

Hope this helps someone cause I nearly tore my hair out
Sean
 
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