SQL Native Client 10 does not install

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I am trying to install SQL Native Client 10 onto a W7 64 bit computer. It fails and when I check the log file I see error code 1603. When I go to install .Net FW 3.5, after I click the run button NOTHING happens. I get no error message or any indication as to what is the problem. I have never had this issue before. Can anyone point me as to what to look?
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Does the Windows Application and/or System Log (run eventvwr) list any useful Warning/Error records?
How did you try to install .NET FW 3.5? From Windows/Microsoft Update or you downloaded the setup from MS's site?

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Instead of trying to install .NET FW 3.5 you should just add a W7 Feature from the Control Panel. The Feature is named .NET FW 3.5.1.
After adding the Feature, try installing the SQL Client again.
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I need to click on the two options underneath /Net FW 3.5.1 to get it to install. Will this also install .Net FW 3.5.1 or just the options?
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The 2 underneath options aren't required, AFAIK.
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If I do not check those two underneath it does not allow a checkmark to be placed next to .Net FW 3.5.1.
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Capture1 does not enable .NET 3.5.1
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Capture2 enables .NET 3.5.1 but does not enable the two underneath (optional) options
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So with just the box being shaded it will install .Net FW 3.5.1? I was trying to get a checkmark in there to be sure it would install.

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Yes.
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Well that did not. If I just click when there is just shading it does nothing.  If I click the two options underneath it installs them but I still cannot install SQL Native Cleint 10.

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The Client does not require FW 3.5.
Are you using the x64 AND SP3 version?
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This is a 64 bit W7 computer. We are going to re-image this computer and start over. I have done thousands of computers before and never have seen this issue until now.

How would I know what version windows would use?. I just go to control panel and click on add. None of the other computers require .Net FW 3.5 for SQL Native cleint 10 to install.

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When I asked if you are using x64 and SP3 version I was talking about the SQL Client.
The SQL Client is available in different architectures (you must run the x64 one) and in different versions (you'd better run the SP3 version).
I confirm that the (SQL) Client does not require FW 3.5.
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I see. This SQL client is part of an application I install over and over again. The installation package senses the correct version and installs a series of components with the SQL client being just one. When I was doing the manual installation I was using the 64 bit version. Let's see how the re-imaging goes.

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OK. Then there must be some other component that requires .NET FW 3.5 because the SQL Client itself doesn't require it. If you wish you can make a test yourself: don't add the .NET FW 3.5.1 feature and try to install the SQL Client x64.

I've made another check: there's no need to add any of the two sub-options (or even both) in order to get the .NET FW 3.5.1 Feature enabled. The shaded box enables the Feature.

I've used this method to check which .NET FWs were available before and after enabling the Feature.
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Well I re-imaged the disk and did the same thing as before and this time no issues what so ever. I will just chalk this up to a bad image. Thanks for your help.

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You are welcome.
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Even though this was not the answer in this case, this is useful information for future cases.

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