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Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate fails to install on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, but continues to fail.

I tried installing the .Net Framework 4 by itself, but the installer returns with the same error code.

The log file follows this message.

Thanks!
Rory

[08/05/10,12:37:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 4: [2] Error code 1 for this component means "Incorrect function.
"
[08/05/10,12:37:37] Microsoft .NET Framework 4: [2] Component Microsoft .NET Framework 4 returned an unexpected value.
[08/05/10,12:37:38] Microsoft .NET Framework 4: [2] Return from system messaging: Incorrect function.

[08/05/10,12:37:39] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 4 is not installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:39] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:39] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual F# 2.0 Runtime was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates TFS Object Model (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:40] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x86) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:41] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Performance Collection Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IntelliTrace (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:42] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,12:37:43] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:24] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1601
[08/05/10,13:13:27] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64) is not installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:27] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual F# 2.0 Runtime was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:27] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:27] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates TFS Object Model (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:27] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x86) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:28] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Performance Collection Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IntelliTrace (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:29] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:30] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:13:31] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:42] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1601
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64) is not installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual F# 2.0 Runtime was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates TFS Object Model (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:45] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x86) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:46] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Performance Collection Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IntelliTrace (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:47] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:48] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:32:49] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:05] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1601
[08/05/10,13:49:07] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64) is not installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:07] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual F# 2.0 Runtime was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:07] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio Macro Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates TFS Object Model (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:08] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x86) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Performance Collection Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:09] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 IntelliTrace (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.
[08/05/10,13:49:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.
 

4 Answers Found

 

Answer 1

Hi Rory Clark,

Based on the latest log files, it looks like that VS2010 installation was blocked when it tried to install Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites with error code "1601" instead of .NET Framework 4.0 on your Windows server  2008 R2.

Here is the detail error message:

[08/05/10,13:49:05] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1601

Could you please help me to try Verification Tool to verify .Net Framework 4.0 on your machine? If it cannot be verified successfully, please try to remove and reinstall it.

In addition, the error code 1601 means "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed".
See: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/12/07/501381.aspx

For error code "1601", I would suggest first trying to upgrade your OS, reboot your machine and running the install  again.

If that doesn't help, you can try the steps mentioned in the following one by one:

Firstly, please make sure that you're only running one setup at one time.

Then please check that the Windows Installer service is set to manual but not disable via the following steps:

Click Start, click Run, type services.msc in the Open text box, and then click OK. In the Services (Local) list, right-click Windows Installer, and then click Properties. If the Startup type drop-down list is set to a value of Disable, select the Manual option from the Startup type drop-down list, and then click OK. Click the File menu, and then click Exit.

If it's already set right, try to repair Windows Installer:

Run regedit (Start > Run > Regedit) Go to the location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver Right click on this key and select "Export" to save the backup .reg file for late use Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
Do not reboot when complete
Double click saved .reg file from working machine and import registry
settings into Windows Server 2008.
Reboot

For more information about System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) usage, please see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

And re-registering the Windows Installer service by typing "msiexec /unregister" and then "msiexec /regserver" in the command prompt.
Also, the System account should have "Full Control" permissions to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive of the registry.


If the above suggestions don't work, could you please try the following steps to collect the log files for further troubleshooting?

- Try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%")
- Install VS2010
  (The installer must be run with administrator privileges - Right-click the installer >> "Run as Administrator")
- Collect the logs from "%temp%" folder
   Collect tool: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0da314f-6216-4a18-bc6b-7d29cf83af20&displaylang=en
- Send vslogs.cab file to me (v-yicche@microsoft.com)
  Note: Please attach the link of this post in the mail.

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

Best regards,
Yichun Chen
MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com

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Answer 2

Hi Rory Clark,

Thank you for your email.

If I try running c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\msbuild.exe I get this dialog:

---------------------------
MSBuild.exe - .NET Framework Initialization Error
---------------------------
To run this application, you first must install  one of the following versions of the .NET Framework:

  v4.0

Contact your application publisher for instructions about obtaining the appropriate version of the .NET Framework.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------


Based on your description in your email, I would suspect that .NET Framework 4.0 might be not well installed on your machine.
It would be better that you can try to remove and reinstall it again.
Please try Verification Tool to ensure that .NET Framework 4.0 is well installed. Then please try to install VS2010 again.

I've checked the log files you attached in your email but can find many older log files inside.
If there is still error message during VS2010 installation after you install .NET Framework 4.0 well, could you please help me to collect the latest log files again?
Please try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%") when you collect the log files.

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

Best regards,
Yichun Chen
MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com

 

Answer 3

Hi Rory Clark,

I'm writing to follow up the post. Does the above suggestion work?

Please feel free to let me know if you need any help.

Best regards,
Yichun Chen
MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
If you have any feedback on our support, please contact msdnmg@microsoft.com
 

Answer 4

Hi Rory Clark,

I've marked my reply as answer. If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Yichun Chen
MSDN Subscriber Support in Forum
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