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Error 643 when trying to install Update for .NET Framework 1.1 SP 1 using Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I keep getting Error 643 when trying to install this Update on my Windows 7 64 PC.  I've looked thru many of the questions & answers already in this forum but have not found anything on this particular problem.  Should I uninstall .NET Frame 1.1 & then reinstall?  I just don't know what to do.  Any help would be appreciated.
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:08 PM

Answers

  • Error code 0x0643 is actually generic installation error 1603. To properly diagnose the issue, we will need additional installation logs. Please download and run the log collection utility from http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=8967043. This creates the file %TEMP%\vslogs.cab. Post this to a server to be downloaded. If you need hosting space, consider using http://skydrive.live.com .
    Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:52 AM
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:29 PM
  • Hi Cpd0809,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I'm confused.  I have been going back & forth with Heath (from Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths) on my problem & he never once said that .NET Framework 1.1 was not supported, so help me understand why you are telling me this now & not the first time you responded?

    I have no idea why you mentioned Visual Studio 2003.  I have never even heard of this product before nor have I mentioned it in any of my posts.

    I already have .NET Framework 1.1 installed on my PC.  Why would Windows Update try to install something that wasn't supported or it couldn't install on a Windows 7 platform?  This is a MS product I'm having a problem with & the only place I have left to me is this forum & now you are telling me it's not even supported here?????  I don't get it!

    Based on the Support Lifecycle information of .NET Framework 1.1(http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&p1=1249&x=18&y=13), it is not supported in MSDN forums because of the date of Support Lifecycle. However, it doesn't mean that you will not get support from Heath, other community members and me. I'm willing to help you on your issue. :)
     
    Visual Studio products are the development tools for developer to create applications. Visual Studio 2003 targets .NET Framework 1.1. That's the reason why I mentioned Visual Studio 2003 with .NET Framework 1.1.
    For more information on Visual Studio 2003 and .NET Framework 1.1, please check:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Visual_Studio#Visual_Studio_.NET_2003.

    As for your suggestion, I would try it but have no idea what the term "slipstream" means.  Also, I checked the "Mydigitallife" site you suggested & it talks about installing .NET Framework 1.1 & NOT installing a service pack, which is what I'm trying to do.  Also, the error messages in this article do not match the ones I'm getting.  So I am not sure this solution would be appropriate for me.  Or maybe this article is just so over my head that I can't understand the whole complex set of instructions it offers.  Since I already have .NET Framework 1.1, what would happen if I ignore the SP1 Update & never install it?  I thought "life" was supposed to be easier with Windows 7.  This is obviously not the case for me! :o)
    Thanks.

    "Slipstream" means that we can combine .NET Framework 1.1 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 into one installer.
    This mean, if we install the slipstream installer on a machine without .NET Framework 1.1, we will have .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1. You can just follow these steps mentioned in the link:

    1. Create a new folder named DotNet in C:\ drive (C:\DotNet is used in this guide, you can change to any folder you prefer, but ensure that you use correct path in the following steps).
    2. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe). Make sure the setup file is saved as dotnetfx.exe.
    3. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe). Make sure that the file is renamed and saved as dotnetfxsp1.exe, so that the rest of the steps can be followed easily.
    4. Move both installation files into the same directory (i.e. C:\DotNet), if you’re not saving them together.
    5. Open command prompt as Administrator.
    6. Change to the directory where the two installation setup files for .NET 1.1 are saved (i.e. C:\DotNet).
    7. Run the following commands one by one, press Enter after each one.
      • dotnetfx.exe /c:"msiexec.exe /a netfx.msi TARGETDIR=C:\DotNet"

        If you’re not using C:\DotNet directory, change the target to your path accordingly.

        Then click on “Yes” when prompted to answer “would you like to install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. Package?”

        Wait for the uncompression, extraction and setup to complete with the display of the dialog which says installation complete.

      • dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp
      • msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp

        Wait for Windows Installer for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to finish and disappear automatically.

    8. Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 with slipstreamed/integrated Service Pack 1 by running netfx.msi created in the working folder.


    Thus, I would suggest you to run CleanUp Tool to clean the .NET 1.1 installation >> slipstream .NET 1.1 SP1 into .NET Framework 1.1 setup package >> run the slipstream installer to have the chance to get .NET Framework 1.1 + SP1 installed at once.

    Hope this explains your concern. If you have any problem, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen


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    • Edited by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:53 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:53 AM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:58 AM

All replies

  • Error code 0x0643 is actually generic installation error 1603. To properly diagnose the issue, we will need additional installation logs. Please download and run the log collection utility from http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=8967043. This creates the file %TEMP%\vslogs.cab. Post this to a server to be downloaded. If you need hosting space, consider using http://skydrive.live.com .
    Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:52 AM
    Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:29 PM
  • Heath, thanks so much for your response.  I have the file after running the collection program.   I'm not familiar with Skydrive but I went into it & put the file in a public folder.  My ID is "cindypd89".  Please let me know if I didn't do this right & you can't access the file.  Just tell me what to do & I will.  I'd really like to get this problem solved.  Thanks again!
    Friday, February 12, 2010 1:09 AM
  • If you select the file that you uploaded into SkyDrive, there is a link to the file on the right side in a text box. Copy that and paste it here in this thread.

    Thank you.
    Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths
    Friday, February 12, 2010 3:48 AM
  • Heath, hopefully, this is what you are looking for: http://cid-21bd66e40551717
    Seems awfully short but that is what was what was under "Information" & then next to "Web Address".  I'm really hoping this is something easily solveable!  Thanks again!
    Friday, February 12, 2010 4:46 PM
  • Please copy the entire link - all of the text box. There should be more, like http://cid-21bd66e40551717.skydrive.live.com/.... I tried using this for a complete URL myself, but it appears some letters or numbers might be missing from what you did post.
    Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths
    Friday, February 12, 2010 10:30 PM
  • Thank you for Heath's kindly help.

    Hi Cpd0809,

    Thank you for your post.

    As a try, to install .NET Framework 1.1 and SP1 on Windows 7, you also can slipstream .NET 1.1 SP1 into .NET Framework 1.1 setup package to have a integrated .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 installer.
    Please check the steps mentioned here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/12/27/install-microsoft-net-framework-11-on-windows-vista-fix-regsvcsexe-fails-error/.
    Please run CleanUp Tool to clean the .NET 1.1 installation >> slipstream .NET 1.1 SP1 into .NET Framework 1.1 setup package >> run the integrated .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 installer.

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

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

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    Saturday, February 13, 2010 6:26 AM
  • OK, try this one: http://cid-21bd66e405517173.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/vslogs.cab
    Thanks.
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 4:02 PM
  • Hi Cpd0809,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Firstly, for Visual Studio 2003 and .NET Framework 1.1, they are not supported in MSDN forums. You might check the Support Lifecycle information from the following website:
    .NET Framework 1.1:
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&p1=1249&x=18&y=13
    Visual Studio 2003:
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3040

    Have you tried my suggestion to slipstream .NET 1.1 SP1 into .NET Framework 1.1 setup package to have a integrated .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 installer?

    Look forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    Monday, February 15, 2010 6:48 AM
  • Yichun, thank you for your response.

    I'm confused.  I have been going back & forth with Heath (from Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths) on my problem & he never once said that .NET Framework 1.1 was not supported, so help me understand why you are telling me this now & not the first time you responded?

    I have no idea why you mentioned Visual Studio 2003.  I have never even heard of this product before nor have I mentioned it in any of my posts.

    I already have .NET Framework 1.1 installed on my PC.  Why would Windows Update try to install something that wasn't supported or it couldn't install on a Windows 7 platform?  This is a MS product I'm having a problem with & the only place I have left to me is this forum & now you are telling me it's not even supported here?????  I don't get it!

    As for your suggestion, I would try it but have no idea what the term "slipstream" means.  Also, I checked the "Mydigitallife" site you suggested & it talks about installing .NET Framework 1.1 & NOT installing a service pack, which is what I'm trying to do.  Also, the error messages in this article do not match the ones I'm getting.  So I am not sure this solution would be appropriate for me.  Or maybe this article is just so over my head that I can't understand the whole complex set of instructions it offers.  Since I already have .NET Framework 1.1, what would happen if I ignore the SP1 Update & never install it?  I thought "life" was supposed to be easier with Windows 7.  This is obviously not the case for me! :o)
    Thanks.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:21 PM
  • Hi Cpd0809,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I'm confused.  I have been going back & forth with Heath (from Deployment Technology Group, Microsoft http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths) on my problem & he never once said that .NET Framework 1.1 was not supported, so help me understand why you are telling me this now & not the first time you responded?

    I have no idea why you mentioned Visual Studio 2003.  I have never even heard of this product before nor have I mentioned it in any of my posts.

    I already have .NET Framework 1.1 installed on my PC.  Why would Windows Update try to install something that wasn't supported or it couldn't install on a Windows 7 platform?  This is a MS product I'm having a problem with & the only place I have left to me is this forum & now you are telling me it's not even supported here?????  I don't get it!

    Based on the Support Lifecycle information of .NET Framework 1.1(http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-us&p1=1249&x=18&y=13), it is not supported in MSDN forums because of the date of Support Lifecycle. However, it doesn't mean that you will not get support from Heath, other community members and me. I'm willing to help you on your issue. :)
     
    Visual Studio products are the development tools for developer to create applications. Visual Studio 2003 targets .NET Framework 1.1. That's the reason why I mentioned Visual Studio 2003 with .NET Framework 1.1.
    For more information on Visual Studio 2003 and .NET Framework 1.1, please check:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Visual_Studio#Visual_Studio_.NET_2003.

    As for your suggestion, I would try it but have no idea what the term "slipstream" means.  Also, I checked the "Mydigitallife" site you suggested & it talks about installing .NET Framework 1.1 & NOT installing a service pack, which is what I'm trying to do.  Also, the error messages in this article do not match the ones I'm getting.  So I am not sure this solution would be appropriate for me.  Or maybe this article is just so over my head that I can't understand the whole complex set of instructions it offers.  Since I already have .NET Framework 1.1, what would happen if I ignore the SP1 Update & never install it?  I thought "life" was supposed to be easier with Windows 7.  This is obviously not the case for me! :o)
    Thanks.

    "Slipstream" means that we can combine .NET Framework 1.1 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 into one installer.
    This mean, if we install the slipstream installer on a machine without .NET Framework 1.1, we will have .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1. You can just follow these steps mentioned in the link:

    1. Create a new folder named DotNet in C:\ drive (C:\DotNet is used in this guide, you can change to any folder you prefer, but ensure that you use correct path in the following steps).
    2. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package (dotnetfx.exe). Make sure the setup file is saved as dotnetfx.exe.
    3. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe). Make sure that the file is renamed and saved as dotnetfxsp1.exe, so that the rest of the steps can be followed easily.
    4. Move both installation files into the same directory (i.e. C:\DotNet), if you’re not saving them together.
    5. Open command prompt as Administrator.
    6. Change to the directory where the two installation setup files for .NET 1.1 are saved (i.e. C:\DotNet).
    7. Run the following commands one by one, press Enter after each one.
      • dotnetfx.exe /c:"msiexec.exe /a netfx.msi TARGETDIR=C:\DotNet"

        If you’re not using C:\DotNet directory, change the target to your path accordingly.

        Then click on “Yes” when prompted to answer “would you like to install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. Package?”

        Wait for the uncompression, extraction and setup to complete with the display of the dialog which says installation complete.

      • dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp
      • msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp

        Wait for Windows Installer for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to finish and disappear automatically.

    8. Install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 with slipstreamed/integrated Service Pack 1 by running netfx.msi created in the working folder.


    Thus, I would suggest you to run CleanUp Tool to clean the .NET 1.1 installation >> slipstream .NET 1.1 SP1 into .NET Framework 1.1 setup package >> run the slipstream installer to have the chance to get .NET Framework 1.1 + SP1 installed at once.

    Hope this explains your concern. If you have any problem, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.

    • Edited by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:53 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, February 19, 2010 3:53 AM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:58 AM
  • YiChun:

    We support a new network with 2 servers, a W2008 R2 64 bit file server and W2008 R2 64 bit Terminal Services server with 10 remote users. They also have 25 W7 64 bit workstations. Thier line of business application, Title Express, has informed us that the servers and workstations all need .NET 1.1 SP1 and .NET 3.5 SP1. We have activated .NET 3.5.1 on the 2 servers via Roles/Application server and it passes the .NET verification test. The problem is, the .NET 1.1 Slipstream does not run on either the servers or the workstations. We have created the .msi and .msp and when we run the msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp  we get the message:

    The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may be a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the corect upgrade patch.

    This seems to say that we have a mismatched .msi and .msp? We have created them 2 times from the links above. Also, the systems are all 64 bit, but the .NET 1.1 says its ok for 64 bit? 

    Finally, we have directly run (on the 2 servers) the 1.1 exe and installed past the PCA warning and it does install without errors. We then install 1.1 SP! and it runs without errors. The Event application log has 4 entries that say its installed correctly. But the .NET verification tool still says its failed.

    Help?

    Bob Aubry, Main Street Software Inc. email boba@mssinc.com, voice 717-898-2946

     

     

    Saturday, May 1, 2010 2:39 PM