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Installing Visual Web Developer 2008 Express

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I've been trying to install Visual Web Developer 2008 Express.

I keep getting an error saying "setup.exe has stoppd working".

Has anyone else run into this, and how did you fix it?


Thanks,

Tom
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Have you checked the event viewer?
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Log Name:      Application
Source:        MsiInstaller
Date:          2/10/2009 10:47:55 AM
Event ID:      1033
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          Owner-PC\Owner
Computer:      Owner-PC
Description:
Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU. Product Version: 9.0.30729. Product Language: 1033. Installation success or error status: 0.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MsiInstaller" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1033</EventID>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-02-10T17:47:55.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>20688</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Owner-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3831269623-1608220530-3488509639-1003" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU</Data>
    <Data>9.0.30729</Data>
    <Data>1033</Data>
    <Data>0</Data>
    <Data>(NULL)</Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Data>
    </Data>
    <Binary>7B43364442313146312D454244312D334141342D413434442D3535363330453145364644417D</Binary>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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I could see nothing in the recorded Events to give me a clue as to what is happening.
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Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          2/10/2009 10:49:01 AM
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Owner-PC
Description:
Fault bucket 304257033, type 5
Event Name: VisualStudio8Setup
Response: None
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: 5647
P2: 9.0.30729.01_ORCAS_X86_NET
P3: MSI
P4: INST
P5: F
P6: NoMSI
P7: gencomp321
P8: 1603
P9: -
P10: -

Attached files:
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\WLFBBB2.tmp
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\SDBBE23.tmp

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\Report10ff7d20
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows Error Reporting" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1001</EventID>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-02-10T17:49:01.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>20689</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Owner-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>304257033</Data>
    <Data>5</Data>
    <Data>VisualStudio8Setup</Data>
    <Data>None</Data>
    <Data>0</Data>
    <Data>5647</Data>
    <Data>9.0.30729.01_ORCAS_X86_NET</Data>
    <Data>MSI</Data>
    <Data>INST</Data>
    <Data>F</Data>
    <Data>NoMSI</Data>
    <Data>gencomp321</Data>
    <Data>1603</Data>
    <Data>-</Data>
    <Data>-</Data>
    <Data>
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\WLFBBB2.tmp
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\SDBBE23.tmp</Data>
    <Data>C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\Report10ff7d20</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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Fault bucket 304257033, type 5
Event Name: VisualStudio8Setup


Fault bucket?   type 5?
Tom KnowltonWeb developer

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TWO "LOG" FILES THAT SEEMED RELEVANT ARE ATTACHED:
uxeventlog.txt
dd-depcheck-VNS-EXP-90.txt
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in the dd-depcheck its says: Another version of Visual Studio is already installed. See if uninstalling the 'Another version' will help you install VS2008 Express.
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Removed all of the 2005 stuff.

This time got error:

[02/10/09,13:43:13] setup.exe: [2] ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147023293.
[02/10/09,13:43:14] ExpressUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Update for Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component (KB945140) is not installed.
[02/10/09,13:43:14] ExpressUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU was not attempted to be installed.
[02/10/09,13:43:14] ExpressUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.3 was not attempted to be installed.
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Any other suggestions?
Praveen VenuTechnical Project Manager
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it may be a permission issue.. While running the setup; right click the Setup file and Run as Administrator

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I tried running as Administrator ... still get the same error.
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Wow, Tom, you've got a lot going on there.  I am not sure I can help you, but I am willing to take a shot.  Can you review some things for me, since the other comments are just noise now.  

1) What operating system?
2) Is IIS installed?
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The Learned One:

Nice to hear from you.

The OS is Windows Vista Home Premium

IIS is not installed.
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What version of Windows Installer do you have installed?  Do you have UAC turned off?
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I turned off UAC.

How can I find-out what version of Windows Installer I have?
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1) Do you have the base version for Vista, or are you running a service pack?

2) Run 'msiexec /?' from the command line.  The command will display a window.  My version (with XP Pro SP2), is Windows ® Installer. V 3.01.4000.1823.
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Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22162


Looks like I have Service Pack 1 installed.
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My Vista Business has Windows ® Installer. V 4.00.6001.0.  It must be the Vista SP1 that upgraded the Windows Installer.  That is an unknown quantity for me, and may be the culprit.  I would try look at fixing the Windows Installer.
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Fixing Windows Installer?

How?  By reinstalling it?
Todd GerbertSenior Engineer
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Looks like the log is indicating that setup for KB945140 failed.

Appears to be the same issue described here (check under "How to install Web Authoring Component manually"): http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/archive/2008/10/03/troubleshooting-visual-studion-2008-design-view-hangs-issues.aspx
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How to install Web Authoring Component manually

1. insert product DVD or mount ISO image as a disk drive or open ISO image in WinRAR.
2. Go to WCU\WebDesignerCore folder and run WebDesignerCore.exe.
3. Setup does not have UI, so please simply wait about 5 minutes or watch msiexec activity in the Task Manager.
4. Verify that Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component appears in Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.
5. WebDesignerCore.exe installs RTM version. You now need to apply Service Pack to the component.


I don't understand step 1.  Product DVD?   mount ISO image as a disk drive?

So the WCU folder    is on a DVD somewhere?
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You might need to download the ISO image containing the Visual Studio Express editions.

You can then either burn it to a disc, or mount it as a "virtual DVD" using something like Daemon Tools (http://www.daemon-tools.cc/), or Microsoft's Virtual CD-ROM (http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/b/6/7b6abd84-7841-4978-96f5-bd58df02efa2/winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21.exe).
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Can Microsoft burn it for me and send it to me?
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Where do I go to download the ISO image?
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That's probably a question better asked of Microsoft, not me. ;)

But I suspect that the answer is "no", it is quite a nice product they're giving you for free, can't see how they'd be inclined to go out of their way for a give-away.

Downloading the image isn't too bad so long as you have broadband...

http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/offline.aspx
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Okay, I've been a busy bee.

I downloaded and mounted the ISO as my "Z:" drive.

I navigated to the following path:

Z:\VWDExpress\WCU\WebDesignerCore

And ran the following exe's in order:

WebDesignerCore.exe
and
WebDesignerCore_KB945140.exe


The setup still fails, and it still complains about Web Authoring Component.

Todd GerbertSenior Engineer
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Over the last few months we've collected information on various issues related to design view not working in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Here is list of known issues and possible solutions:

Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component fails to install.

1. Pre-release Office 2007 components are installed. Most often it was XPS Add-in for Office 2007.
2. Expired trial version of Office 2007 is installed.
3. Some Office components are installed, but are not visible in Control Panel.

Solution: uninstall offending component. You can verify if Office is RTM by checking version of MSO.DLL in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12. Right click on MSO.DLL and choose Properties -> Details version number should be 12.0.4518.1014 or higher. Typically it looks like 12.0.6xxx.yyy if

If you are unable to uninstall pre-release components for whatever reason, try following manual uninstall steps provided here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218 or try using MSIZap tool http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301.

Setup log file for the designer component can be found in your user TEMP folder:

If you open it, towards the end of the file you may find an error code and some human readable explanation of the failure.

VWD hangs when you switch to Design view.

1. Verify that Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component appears in Control Panel.

 

If it does not, follow "How to install Web Authoring Component manually" instructions below.

2. Make sure you have SP1 installed since SP1 fixes performance issue with Ajax control processing. Go to Control Panel, click 'View installed updates', look for Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008 and check that KB 945140 update is installed.

3. If everything is installed correctly, but switch to design view still does not work, look at this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikhailarkhipov/archive/2007/12/14/compatibility-problem-between-vs-2008-and-office-2000-and-how-to-fix-it.aspx

4. Run regedit.exe and look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\ProductVersion key. If key is missing, add it and set LastProduct value to 12.0.4518.1066. Simplest way is to create a new .reg file in Notepad, paste the following content into it

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\ProductVersion]
"LastProduct"="12.0.4518.1066"

Save the file and double-click on it.

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I am not even getting that far.

I am still failing during setup.exe
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It's working now!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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