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Difficulties with the .NET Famework Setup and Deployment

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :.NET Framework

The Background: Some 2 years ago (Sep-Nov 2008) I downloaded  some .NET packages and the "2008 .NET Framework SDK QuickStart Configuration Details"suite. At that time, I had already the SP1,SP2 and SP3 installed. And then an illnes forced me to suspend all my computer activities, untill now.  A couple of month ago, I started  my computer activities by trying to activate the "2008 .NET Framework SDK QuickStart Configuration Details" until I reached a point where, according to the Installment requirements, I was directed to install the IIS that Is required by the .NET Framework. At some stage during the installation of the IIS package, the procedure stopped, indicating an error  while tryinf to load some .dll programs from a SP. The Question: I saw that there exists a new "2010.NET Framework SDK QuickStart Configuration Details"suite. Should I abamdon to try to correct the error that the "2008" package is causing and download the more updated "2010" hoping that it will behave better, or remain with the tricky "2008" ? . In that case I will reconstruct exactly the error and report it to you. can you help please. hotlub1.

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