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.NET Framework 3.5 installation error 1603 - DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed. by Mike116


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Type: Bug
ID: 312123
Opened: 11/24/2007 5:17:52 PM
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Description

I get the following error log when I try to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with all Windows Updates applied.



[11/24/07,09:40:53] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,09:41:01] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,09:57:02] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,09:57:11] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,16:39:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,16:39:18] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,16:44:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,16:45:06] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,16:49:34] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,16:49:42] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,17:02:00] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,17:02:08] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[11/24/07,17:12:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,17:35:53] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[11/24/07,17:36:02] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.

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Posted by Dirch on 5/19/2010 at 2:50 AM
Hi!

Did you check the Application Event log?

I got the error:
Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    MsiInstaller
Description:
Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 -- Error 25541.Failed to open XML file C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\web_mediumtrust.config, system error: -2147467262

This link solved it for me:
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/11/01/5826719.aspx
Posted by joshgegl on 10/12/2009 at 10:05 PM
I can't install Microsoft Expression products because i am not able to install .Net Framework. I am running Windows XP and the fallowing error is displayed:

[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,00:37:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,13:49:35] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,13:49:35] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,03:03:21] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,13:49:35] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,03:03:21] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,14:06:06] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,13:49:35] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,03:03:21] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,14:06:06] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,17:16:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/01/09,22:12:23] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/03/09,23:52:10] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/05/09,01:54:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,07:19:07] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:31:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,19:25:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,03:02:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,07:13:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,03:02:58] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/09/09,07:23:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,01:40:30] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/10/09,13:49:35] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,03:03:21] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,14:06:06] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,17:16:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/11/09,22:57:13] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,00:37:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:01:03] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,00:37:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:01:03] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:28:32] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,00:37:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:01:03] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:28:32] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:28:35] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[10/12/09,22:15:22] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,07:05:46] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/29/09,23:46:19] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,16:57:27] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:09:29] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[09/30/09,23:23:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/07/09,17:20:33] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/08/09,00:37:54] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:01:03] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:28:32] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,21:28:35] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[10/12/09,22:15:22] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,22:15:25] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[10/12/09,22:43:53] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/12/09,22:43:56] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[10/13/09,00:32:26] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[10/13/09,00:32:29] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.
[10/13/09,00:38:06] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
Posted by MaBep on 3/15/2009 at 2:06 AM
Same problem, and nothing helped me. Solved it with an old way - cleaned registry. Deleted everything mentioned .net framework.
Posted by Michael D. Ross on 3/6/2008 at 3:04 PM
I was having major issues with installing Visual Studio 2008 on my
computer. In particular the .NET 3.5 component required to run Visual
Studio 2008. I tried everything that was online from editing registry
settings, setting access permissions and all. I was able to install up
to .NET FW 2.0 but past that I kept getting error 1603. This error is
usually an access error telling the user that the target drive, folder
or file is unaccessible. I found when doing a verbose log with the
install the Microsoft IIS installation on my computer was corrupted
and I needed to reinstall IIS on my computer. The best and easiest fix for the IIS issue was:

1st: Uninstall the IIS server off of the computer.
2nd: Run the .NET FW 3.5 Installer
3rd: Re-Install IIS from the Windows CD-ROM.
4th: I was then able to install Visual Studio 2008 on my computer
after fixing this.

I hope this helps everyone out and sheds some light on installing .NET
Posted by Microsoft on 12/13/2007 at 9:17 AM
On the command prompt, can you try and run the following:

msiexec.exe /x {7131646D-CD3C-40F4-97B9-CD9E4E6262EF}

This is the command to remove netfx 2.0 that is currently installed on your machine. Please give this a try.

Visual Studio Deployment Team
Posted by Mike116 on 11/26/2007 at 8:43 AM
Answers to questions below:
a) from http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe
b) it happens every time I try to install Framework 3.5

Additonal info:
The problem appears to be related to the install program being unable to uninstall or update .NET Framework 2.0. When I try to use the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel to Repair or Uninstall .NET Framework 2.0, or if I try to reinstall the .NET Framework 2.0, I get the same error:

MSI (s) (2C:C0) [11:45:04:210]: Note: 1: 1714 2: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 3: 1635
This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package.
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0\netfx.msi
MSI (s) (2C:C0) [11:45:04:210]: Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 -- Error 1714.The older version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group. System Error 1635.

Error 1714.The older version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group. System Error 1635.

The file exists, but if I try to run it manually I get the same error. If I copy the file from another server to the server with the problem and try the run the file, I get the same error.

How can I repair, uninstall, and/or reinstall .NET Framework 2.0 to address this error?
Posted by Lysander_X on 11/26/2007 at 3:53 AM
I validated the issue this morning for XP/SP2 (see validation comment)

Fortunately, I have been using an imaging software before starting the installation. I restored the image of the system disk (c:\) and could then successfully reproduce the error 2 more times. I REALLY would love to use .net 3.5 and VS 2008. Please contact me ASAP if this reproducable scenario on my development laptop can help you with the analysis of the problem.
Posted by Microsoft on 11/25/2007 at 11:18 PM
Thanks for reporting the issue.
In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

It may help if you provide us with:

a) where you get the Framework 3.5 setup file
b) more steps/actions to reproduce the problem
If we do not receive a response from you after 7-days , we will automatically close your issue. There is no obligation to respond -- at any time you may edit your issue via Connect and change the status to “Active.”

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 11/25/2007 at 5:41 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently investigating. The investigation process normally takes 7-14 days. If this issue is urgent, please contact

support directly (see http://support.microsoft.com).

If at any time your issue is closed unsatisfactorily, you may edit your issue via Connect and change the status to “Active.”

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team
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Posted by JustLock on 5/21/2012 at 3:02 PM
Fix for me was to rename HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework.old then install completed successfully
Posted by bensonderavil on 11/8/2009 at 9:48 PM
im gitin gthis bug MSI returned error code 1603
Posted by Bart.NET on 8/19/2009 at 1:01 PM
In my case I had a registry setting that disabled roll back's on msi.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\windows\Installer\DisableRollback was set to 1 instead of 0.
After changing the value to 0 the updates were installed successful
Posted by me.name.first is set to Joe on 8/23/2008 at 7:54 AM
I got this error on installing Visual Studio 2008.
I then tried to install .NET 3.5 directly and got the same error.
I then tried to repair 2.0 and got the same error. I downloaded a new install of .NET 2.0 dirtributable ( run time ) and got the same error on install!

I used "Windows Installer Clean Up" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
and removed the installer for .NET 2.0 - I then was able to install .NET 2.0 from my new download. I am now install .NET 3.5 and am well passed the point where I got the original error. I am very hopefull I will now be able to install VS 2008.

Hope this helps you.
Joe B.
Posted by a_JoKeRRR_ on 12/7/2007 at 1:07 AM
I had this problem on XP prof SP2.

The problem can be remedied in the following way.

1. Uninstalling .net framework 2.0. The thing is that uninstall process fails. To resolve it one has to download a clean up utility
from Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
2. Run clean up utility and remove from the msp database all stuff associated with .net framework 2.0. Of course if you have VS2005 installed you have to uninstall it before attempt of uninstalling .net framework 2.0.
3. Go to Control Panel/Add remove soft and go to .net framework 2.0
press add/remove and install it from here once again.
4. Than you can already uninstall .net framework 2.0 from controll panel.
5. You can proceed with install .net framework 3.5. It will not stop
on installing .net framwork 2.0

Good luck all
Posted by Lysander_X on 12/4/2007 at 9:50 PM
KB928365
Posted by Joel Bennett on 12/4/2007 at 11:04 AM
I had this same 2.0a dependency check problem ...

I don't know about anyone else... but on my wife's laptop the "Windows Installer Service" seems to stop (on it's own) after each install. The .net 3.5 runs multiple installs, and I finally got it to install by running (while I was running the install) a looping script to check if the service was running, and start it if it was not.
Posted by Lysander_X on 12/4/2007 at 10:42 AM
I don't have access to that machine and/or the log I wrote right now. Will try to post it tomorrow. Meanwhile you can try:
- open your machine's control panel "software"
- chose "show updates"
- you should see the KB-Number right under your entry for .net 2.0
Posted by Andrey Anishchenko on 12/4/2007 at 8:27 AM
Could you tell the exact number of the update? There are no filenames or paths in my log file.
Posted by Lysander_X on 12/4/2007 at 4:47 AM
Just to let you know that I have found a solution, although the same might not be applicable in all cases.

The cause in my case was a corrupt KB-file (windows-update).

Digging deeper I found that a backed up security-update (KB9nnnn, can't look it up right now), which usually will be stored in <windir>\$hf_mig$ was corrupt.

That update was a security patch for .net 2.0

I copied that KB-folder over from another machine and after that I could install .net 3.5 without further problems.

Check the logfile of your installation and see if that hints on a similarly broken/corrupt/missing KB-folder. You can see the logfile only at that moment, when you are asked to "send error-report to MS".