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December doesn't know that I've got .NET 3.5 installed (Made Out Of People) - 12/10/2007 2:57 PM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: Made Out Of People


    I've been running VS 2008 happily and 3.5'ing away. But the blend 2 install 
    doesn't believe that I have .NET 3.5 installed and complains.
    
    When I try to install .NET 3.5 (again), it complains that it's already 
    installed. (As well it should!). Any ideas out there what it is testing, and 
    thus what I should tweak to convince it to work?
    Friday, February 22, 2008 10:06 PM

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  • By: Unni Ravindranathan (MS)


    Copying and pasting Steve's post on this issue:
    
    Hi,
    
    A couple of cases have been reported when installing Blend or Blend SP1 of
    seeing the above error even though the right version of .NET is installed.
    
    What's happening is that for some as yet unknown reason, the WPF version
    number is not being passed from the MSI client to the MSI server. The fact
    that running the msi as administrator fixes this points at a privilege 
    issue.
    
    If anyone has seen this or sees it in the future do you mind writing
    direclty to me at steve dot white at microsoft dot com and letting me know
    what permissions and privileges the user account you were running under 
    has -
    for example is it just a regular user, is it an administrator or is it
    MACHINE_NAME\Administrator, etc.
    
    We're trying to repro the issue here and your help is most welcome.
    
    Many thanks,
    Steve
    
    "Made Out Of People" <Made Out Of People@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
    message news:62F04163-023F-45F8-910C-E096A984160A@microsoft.com...
    > I've been running VS 2008 happily and 3.5'ing away. But the blend 2 
    > install
    > doesn't believe that I have .NET 3.5 installed and complains.
    >
    > When I try to install .NET 3.5 (again), it complains that it's already
    > installed. (As well it should!). Any ideas out there what it is testing, 
    > and
    > thus what I should tweak to convince it to work? 
    
    
    Friday, February 22, 2008 10:07 PM
  • By: Made Out Of People


    Thanks for the response. It turns out that I had an internal build with a
    slightly-off version number (...7 rather than ....8), and that killed me.
    I'll let Steve know, but this shouldn't be something that non-MS people ever
    see.

    -D

    "Unni Ravindranathan (MS)" wrote:

    > Copying and pasting Steve's post on this issue:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > A couple of cases have been reported when installing Blend or Blend SP1 of
    > seeing the above error even though the right version of .NET is installed.
    >
    > What's happening is that for some as yet unknown reason, the WPF version
    > number is not being passed from the MSI client to the MSI server. The fact
    > that running the msi as administrator fixes this points at a privilege
    > issue.
    >
    > If anyone has seen this or sees it in the future do you mind writing
    > direclty to me at steve dot white at microsoft dot com and letting me know
    > what permissions and privileges the user account you were running under
    > has -
    > for example is it just a regular user, is it an administrator or is it
    > MACHINE_NAME\Administrator, etc.
    >
    > We're trying to repro the issue here and your help is most welcome.
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > Steve
    >
    > "Made Out Of People" <Made Out Of People@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message news:62F04163-023F-45F8-910C-E096A984160A@microsoft.com...
    > > I've been running VS 2008 happily and 3.5'ing away. But the blend 2
    > > install
    > > doesn't believe that I have .NET 3.5 installed and complains.
    > >
    > > When I try to install .NET 3.5 (again), it complains that it's already
    > > installed. (As well it should!). Any ideas out there what it is testing,
    > > and
    > > thus what I should tweak to convince it to work?
    >
    >
    Friday, February 22, 2008 10:07 PM