Where can I find netfx.msi when patch .NET Framework 1.1
When I patch MS/KB953297 on .NET Framework 1.1, after answer quite a few questions, the system give me the following message. When I click Browse…, actually it is asking for the file netfx.msi. I don’t think it is in another admin’s temp folder, where can I find this file?
The first article I found that could fix the issue is an official MS/KB839547, it explains pretty well and understandable in the CAUSE section, but the WORKAROUND need to reboot and reinstall .NET Framework 1.1, and then probably I can implement the patch. Is there too many reboots and too much work?
I searched again, and found another article, in a not-quite-official MSDN blog. This one provided a little more information and a neat solution. Does that patch ask for netfx.msi? What if we just download the file and tell the system where to find it.
Here are the steps:
1, Download the .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=262d25e3-f589-4842-8157-034d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en, this link is provided in KB839547.
2, Extract the package using command line, dotnetfx.exe /t:c:\temp /c. You will see the file netfx.msi in c:\temp folder.
3, Run the patch KB953297, and when prompted for the file, click Browse… and locate the source in c:\temp or wherever you put in previous step, click OK again.
Voila! KB953297 is successfully installed.
Thanks to Aaron Stebner for his article.