Telerik_Reporting_Q3_2010_v4_2_10_1221_trial.msi fails to install. Also, because this is an MSI file I can't unzip it and just use the assemblies.
It seems you folks have some serious problems with detecting .NET frameworks during install. I've searched your KB and it seems like there are problems on 64 bit windows 7 (a common developer configuration) and several of the .NET frameworks.
Maybe polling the registry for these values is not a reliable
indicator??? Perhaps your installer should look for files and test
their versions instead of using the registry? Better yet, remove the
prerequisite requirements and let the installer run.
Given that you are supporting developers ... how about you simply put up a dialog bog stating (requires .NET Framework X.Y) and then NOT abort the install? It's completely maddening to have a fresh install of Windows 7, 64 bit, with fully patched VS.NET 2008 and VS.NET 2010 and not be able to install due to a .NET framework 2.0 error ... for something that is already installed (All of the .NET Framework versions).
I'm replying to this thread because of the .NET Framework 2.0 post. Please move this post to the Reporting section if needed. I would post it again but I don't want to cross post.
--Update: Via blog entry: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx) I downloaded this tool (.NET Framework Setup Verification Tool http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-PostAttachments/00-08-99-90-04/netfx_5F00_setupverifier_5F00_new.zip )
I ran it on my Windows 7 64 bit system and it verified the follow (both registry and files):
.NET Framework 2.0 SP2
.NET Framework 3.0 SP2
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
.NET Framework 4 Client
.NET Framework 4 Full
If this MSFT tool is successfully verifying both the files and the registry - it is likely the Telerik installer package has some issues.