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Slow installation of Update 4.0.3 for .Net Framework 4.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've recently been installing Update 4.0.3, and it seems to take an excessive amount of time. I've tried two installs:

    1. The design-time update on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, which took somewhere between 1 and 2.5 hours
    2. The run-time update on a 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine, which started over 4 hours ago, and hasn't yet finished. This is/was installed over a shared folder from the host machine.

    In each case, the setup process spends all its time having verified the files, but showing no progress in the Installation Progress box (though the green progress icon continues), and there's roughly 20% processor utilisation between msiexec.exe and Setup.exe *32.

    Has anybody else had similar installation times, and is there anything that can be done about this ? Also, what is the impact on the availability of applications during the installation ? I'm mostly concerned about ASP .Net 4.0 applications - both these machines run ASP .Net 4.0, and I deliberately tried the .Net installation when there was no client activity. However, this update is about to become a requirement for many of our customers, and it will need to be installed on live servers. My current experience with the installation times will make it very hard to arrange for maintenance windows for the installation


    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:44 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for the reply, Vicky

    My main problem was with the Runtime update on a virtual Windows 2008 Server. It transpired that the main problem was a lack of disk space. The installation was continually trying to do a file operation, and getting a failure (due to disk space), but then retrying with no notification in the UI - though it did write a decent number of messages to the application event log. Once more disk space was added in, the update completed in 10 minutes, which is fine by me

    The design-time update on a Windows 7 machine still seemed longer than I expected (just over an hour), but that's less of a concern


    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    Friday, May 25, 2012 8:36 AM

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  • Hello David,

    As far as I know that Update 4.0.3 consists of three packages:

    Download the Design-time Update; for more information, see KB2600214
    Download the Run-time Update; for more information, see KB2600211
    Download the Multi-Targeting Pack; for more information, see KB2600213

    For which specific package during your installation you get very slow response.  And please note that if you are installing the Design-time update, you must have VS2010 SP1 installed first.

    Please take a look at this article for further information: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/hh854775.aspx 

    Thanks.


    Vicky Song [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us


    Friday, May 25, 2012 3:55 AM
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  • Thanks for the reply, Vicky

    My main problem was with the Runtime update on a virtual Windows 2008 Server. It transpired that the main problem was a lack of disk space. The installation was continually trying to do a file operation, and getting a failure (due to disk space), but then retrying with no notification in the UI - though it did write a decent number of messages to the application event log. Once more disk space was added in, the update completed in 10 minutes, which is fine by me

    The design-time update on a Windows 7 machine still seemed longer than I expected (just over an hour), but that's less of a concern


    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    Friday, May 25, 2012 8:36 AM