I am trying to install subtext via the Web Platform Installer on my Windows server 2008 VPS.

To install it I need the .net framework version 3.5 SP1. It actually fails definetly each time I try, so I tried to install the SP1 manually. I failed with the error message :

[11/30/09,02:40:01] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (x64) (CBS): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (x64) (CBS). MSI returned error code -2147467262
[11/30/09,02:40:05] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (x64) (CBS) is not installed.

When I tried to install the .net 2.0 SP1 x64 it says that it is not supported by vista (?!). I tried to clean up every .net version of my server using the cleanup tool and then install the 3.5sp1 back (and even 2.0sp1) both failed with same error codes.

I am not able to use the Windows update since it is a virtuozzo VPS (and it is said that if I use Windows update it will break my VPS because updates are streamlined by Virtuozzo... ) but the windows update service is started.

Any hints on solving this issue ?


Currently the versions installed are :

  • .Net 2.0.50727.1434
  • .Net 3.0.4506.648

[edit-2] Here is a screenshot of my server manager:

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The .NET Framework 3.0 is included in the base installation for Server 2008. However, it's a "Feature" that must be enabled in Server Manager. Once the feature is enabled, Windows Update should pick up the additional patches and service packs for it.

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  • Already there... I need the 3.5 SP1. – Erick Nov 30 '09 at 8:59
  • I added a picture of the server manager ... – Erick Nov 30 '09 at 20:57
  • Without spinning up a new 2008 VM, I'm not really sure then. Usually we let Windows Update take care of installing additional .NET pieces. But I don't know whether 3.5 is considered critical or optional. – Ryan Bolger Dec 1 '09 at 0:31

The installer is trying to connect to the internet. Try Microsoft. NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25150

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