You receive a "Please run Setup.exe" error message when you try to run Vs_setup.msi

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SYMPTOMS

When you modify Vs_setup.msi, and then run the program on a computer that has not had Visual Studio .NET (VS .NET) installed previously, you receive the following error message:
"To install this product, please run Setup.exe. For other installation options, see the installation section of the Readme.htm."
When you modify Vs_setup.msi, and then run the program on a computer that has had VS .NET installed previously, you receive the following dialog box:
Please wait while Windows configures Visual Studio .NET {version}
					
The dialog box disappears with no user interaction.

CAUSE

You must install required programs, such as Windows Component Update, before you can install the VS .NET Development application.

RESOLUTION

Run Setup.exe, which is located in the root directory of VS .NET Installation Disk 1.

To repair an existing installation of VS .NET, do one of the following:
  • Use Add/Remove programs in Control Panel.

    -or-
  • Run Setup.exe from the root directory of VS .NET Installation Disk 1.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: Direct access or modification of Vs_setup.msi is not suggested or supported.

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Article ID: 319713 - Last Review: February 3, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
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