On installing .NET Framework from msdn site application or windows installer gets corrupts


  • Hi 

    i am using MSDN site to download .NET Framework and after downloading .NET Framework,i silently install .NET framework.

    For silent installation i am passing the below specifed parameter

     "/q /norestart"

    In some machine window installer gets corrupts after installing .NET Framework,thereafter i am not able to install or uninstall any application

    Even after this if i manually install .NET Framework,it is not getting install and gave same error mentioned below.

    URL from which i am downloading .NET Framework is mentioned below.

    Error log which it shows after corrupting window installer.

    OS Version = 5.1.2600, Platform 2, Service Pack 3
    OS Description = WinXP - x86 Professional Service Pack 3
    CommandLine = D:\a5e5b397d9dfc1cd182616712b2f\\Setup.exe /x86 /x64
    Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism
    Operation: Installing
    Package Name = Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup
    Package Version = 4.0.30319
    User Experience Data Collection Policy: UserControlled
    Number of applicable items: 7

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:35 AM


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  • i have got the ouput from the installer as 1603 -which indicates Fatal Error.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:58 AM
  • Hi,

    The error code "1603" is one common message that means "fatal error during installation". To track the root cause of the installation failure, we might need to look into the log files.

    Could you please help me to try the following steps to collect the log files for further troubleshooting?

    1. Download .NET Framework 4.0 Standalone installer
        Note: You can try some download manager software to help downloading.

    2. Run the installer to install .NET 4.0 with administrator account

    3. If any problem occurs during the installation, please:

    The steps to collect the log:
    - Try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%")
    - Install .NET Framework 4.0 Standalone installer
    - Collect the logs from "%temp%" folder
      Collect tool:
    - Send file to me (
      Note: Please attach the link of this post in the mail.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,

    Ego [MSFT]
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    Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:22 AM
  • Hi

    if i am installing manually then it does not corrupts the windows installer.

    But if i download the .NET Framework from the URL( and silently install with parameter mentioned above ,then only it corrupts the windows installer and that too this scenario is replicated rarely. 

    Preblem is that when it corrupts the window installer then the user is blocked because he is not able to install or uninstall any window based application

    Hence i am not able to send you the log files 

    Kindly suggest the other work around.

    Friday, July 26, 2013 6:34 AM