trouble shooting when installing .NET Framework 2.0. RRS feed

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    My system contains Windows Vista SP1 and trying to install SQL Server 2005. But the problem  is the I am getting an error that .NET framework is either not installed/modified/corrupt.

    I didn't find any .NET framework 2.0 when i go through ADD/REMOVE programs(control Panel).  When i try to install .NET framework 2.0(seperately) its preventing to install dotnetfx by getting this message, "This product is already installed as part of the operating system". There is no  .NET frameowork 2.0 when i go through control panel.

    Can you tell me how to remove a .NET framework 2.0 manually from the Windows Vista SP1.

    I totally frustated for the past many days and i could not find any solution.

    Hoping for some solution.


    Kashif Chotu

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 11:00 AM


  • Vista is shipped with .NET Framework 2.0/3.0 as its Windows component and there is no entry in the Add/Remove programs, and you cannot remove it from Vista.
    This is the reason why installing .NET Framework 2.0 on it, it will tell you "This product is already installed as part of the operating system".
    Vista sp1 is with .NET Framework 2.0 sp1 and 3.0 sp1.

    To repair .NET Framework on Vista please refer to the following articles:
    How to repair the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 on Windows Vista
    .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1 repair options on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008


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    • Edited by Figo Fei Tuesday, November 4, 2008 3:40 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, November 17, 2008 6:52 AM
    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 3:38 AM