Error code 0x663 - Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by cvstebut, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. cvstebut

    cvstebut Guest

    when trying to update Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition C# using Microsoft
    Update, I'm keep getting the error code 0x663.
    Rebootet the machine, tried again: Same result.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find something searching the internet.
    Does anybody have any pointers on how to proceed finding the cause?
    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    Greetings
    cvstebut
     
    cvstebut, Feb 25, 2007
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    Lemmi Guest

    I got the same Problem with Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editon. W2K with
    SP4. Any suggestions?

    Kind regards

    Lemmi
     
    Lemmi, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Try searching your log files for the decimal equivalent, 1635

    E.g. here is what net helpmsg 1635 (in a cmd window) shows:

    <cmd_output>
    This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists
    and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is
    a valid Windows Installer patch package.
    </cmd_output>

    If that doesn't yield a clear enough clue the other thing that I would try
    is doing a manual install and enabling any additional diagnostics that way
    --typically by adding a /verbose switch to the command line.


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 27, 2007
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  4. I used the cleanup tool, re-installed .NET, then verified my
    installation using the guide and tools from Aaron Stebner's WebLog:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/10/11/479928.aspx

    The update worked after my re-installation. Hope this helps,

    --Chris
     
    [ d i t h e r f i x ], Apr 17, 2007
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