Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 Released & Installation Help

Posted Monday, June 09, 2008 3:43 PM by Nathan Zaugg

Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 has been released.  This version is supposed to be pretty stable as I understand it.  The tools on the other hand, still feel very much like a beta!  I had a heck of a time getting this junk installed!

The link to download Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 for Visual Studio is here:
(note: This installation package includes all you need including Silverlight runtime and SDK)


My Installation Issues


I got to know these dialogs pretty good as I'd tried this many times!


It makes you close all browsers!  Ok, sure!


DANG IT!  What now? 


So you're telling me that I can't have a patch?


Here is the output of the error:

Created new ExePerformer for Exe item

[6/9/2008, 13:48:11] Action: Performing Action on Exe at c:\6472026481f78458c12aa62cd2\silverlight_uninstallrtmpatches.exe...

[6/9/2008, 13:48:11] (IronSpigot::ExeInstallerBase::Launch) Launching CreateProcess with command line = c:\6472026481f78458c12aa62cd2\silverlight_uninstallrtmpatches.exe /q /uninstall
[6/9/2008, 13:49:11] (IronSpigot::ExeInstallerBase::PerformAction) c:\6472026481f78458c12aa62cd2\silverlight_uninstallrtmpatches.exe - Exe installer does not provide a log file name
[6/9/2008, 13:49:11] (IronSpigot::ExeInstallerBase::PerformAction) Exe (c:\6472026481f78458c12aa62cd2\silverlight_uninstallrtmpatches.exe) failed with 0x80070643 - Fatal error during installation. :
[6/9/2008, 13:49:11] (IronSpigot::ExeInstallerBase::PerformAction) PerformOperation on exe returned exit code 1603 (translates to HRESULT = 0x80070643)

[6/9/2008, 13:49:11] Action complete

[6/9/2008, 13:49:11] (IronSpigot::LogUtils::LogFinalResult) Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x80070643), Fatal error during installation.

so I hit the net and find these instructions:

try to uninstall the KB:
(found under updates)


Kept asking me for some location!  Wasn't going to work....what is the backup solution?


Ok, extract the files in the installer...sure.


I put them in a dir called "Install"


Then RUN: msiexec /uninstall VS90-KB949325.msp /L*vx VS90-KB949325-2.log

Double Dang!  Ok, whats up??


Hit the web agian:
and download MSI ZAP:


Tripple Dang!  Updates are not listed!


Downloaded tool: MSIINV

Download Link:


msiinv.exe -p > Installed.txt

No luck!  Still not giving me the GUID for KB949325! 


msiinv.exe -v > Installed.txt

Took SEVERAL minuets to run and created a 10MB text file!  When it was done I tried to run msizap but it wouldn't go.  I'm just going to install these packages seperatly now that I have them extracted from silverlight_chainer.exe.



  1. Silverlight.2.0_Developer.exe
  2. msiexec /p VS90-KB949325.msp /L*vx VS90-KB949325.log REINSTALL=ALL
    (gave me an error -- ok, I'm skipping it!)
  3. silverlight_sdk.msi
  4. VS_SilverlightTools_Beta2_Setup.exe


Sat here for quite a while!
devenv.exe seems active though.


Install Completed!


This is also a good resource:


This seems to only be a problem if you were an early adopter of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1 fix. 


# re: Silverlight 2.0 Beta 2 Released & Installation Help

Monday, June 16, 2008 11:19 AM by Nathan Zaugg

I guess it didn't quite work....I'll revise my post when I figure out how to fix it!