Visual Studio 2012 (Unable to locate package source)


  • Hello,

    I recently had to format my computer, so now I have a fresh copy of windows 7 installed. I tried to install Visual Studio Ultimate 2012, but I keep getting an error every time I try to install. The error says unable to locate package source. The install gets hung at Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0 (with blend). Is there anything that I can do to get Visual Studio running?


    Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:08 PM


  • Hi,

    About your issue, please refer to the article.

    I think your issue may be related to "Certificate warning or Unable to locate package source error".

    A warning related to WebDeploy 3.0 may cause two types of problems:
    1. During installation, you may encounter an Unable to locate package source error that is not resolved via the Download packages from the internet option.
    2. After installation is complete, you see a message that indicates setup has completed but not all features have installed correctly, along with the following warning:
      Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0
      A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.</var>
    To work around these issues and successfully install Web Deploy 3.0, you can try any of the following approaches:

    If your issue is not about this, please use to gather the latest installation logs. After using it, you will find from %temp% folder. Please upload the file to and share the link here. 


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    Friday, February 21, 2014 5:34 AM