New Information on Error 1603 when installing .NET Framework allversions up to 3.5


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mross5013

I was having major issues with installing Visual Studio 2008 on my
computer. In particular the .NET 3.5 component required to run Visual
Studio 2008. I tried everything that was online from editing registry
settings, setting access permissions and all. I was able to install up
to .NET FW 2.0 but past that I kept getting error 1603. This error is
usually an access error telling the user that the target drive, folder
or file is unaccessible. I found when doing a verbose log with the
install the Microsoft IIS installation on my computer was corrupted
and I needed to reinstall IIS on my computer. The best fix for this
issue is

1st: Uninstall the IIS server off of the computer.
2nd: Run the .NET FW 3.5 Installer
3rd: Re-Install IIS from the Windows CD-ROM.
4th: I was then able to install Visual Studio 2008 on my computer
after fixing this.

I hope this helps everyone out and sheds some light on installing.
 

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