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Getting error 1603 when installing .net framework on 2003 machine. cleanup tool doesnt work RRS feed

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  • I am trying to install .net framwork 3.5sp1 on a win 2003 sp2 machine.

     

    I keep on getting the following error:

    [02/04/11,00:07:15] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 'package': [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 'package'. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:16:36] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 'package': [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 'package'. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:19:36] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 x86: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 x86. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:24:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:32:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:34:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:35:01] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
    [02/04/11,00:47:22] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:47:34] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
    [02/04/11,00:54:44] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,00:54:52] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
    [02/04/11,01:07:18] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,01:15:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,01:27:22] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,01:27:31] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
    [02/04/11,01:32:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
    [02/04/11,01:32:55] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
    

    I ran the .net cleanup tool as well as renamed the assembly directory, and restarted but it does not help.

     

    Thanks

    Friday, February 4, 2011 6:34 AM

Answers

  • Hi ghurty,

     

    Welcome to the MSDN Forum.

     

    The .NET Framework cleanup tool is not suggested, since this tool might damage some components installed on the computer. For more information, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301.

     

    The error code 1603, which is a generic catch-all error code that means "fatal error during installation".  The 1603 error code is returned when any action fails during an installation, and most commonly it indicates that one of the custom actions in the MSI failed. Please follow this blog to locate the cause of error code 1603: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2005/08/01/446328.aspx. When you find the cause of this error code, please post it here for further help.

     

    Before install Visual Studio, please finish the steps below:

    1.       Turn off your anti-virus/antispyware software during installation;

    2.       Install the latest Windows updates from the Windows Update site: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ;

    3.       Complete or dismiss Windows Update before installation. (And don't forget to turn it on later);

    4.       Clean your %temp% folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%)

    5.       Run the installer with Administrator privilege (right-click the installer -> Run as administrator)

     

    If the installation still fails, follow below steps to collect install log files:

    ·         Try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%).

    ·         Install .NET Framework 3.5 again.

    ·         Collect the logs from "%temp%" folder with the Log Collection Tool

    Collect tool: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0da314f-6216-4a18-bc6b-7d29cf83af20&displaylang=en

    ·         Send the vslogs.cab file to me (E-mail: v-anwu@microsoft.com).

    Note: Please attach the link of this post in the mail.

     

    Waiting to hear from you.

     

    Best Regards, 


    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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