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

This article was previously published under Q319713
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: 02/03/2006 23:19:20 - Revision: 1.2

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