Error message when you try to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0: ".NET Framework 2.0 is not installed. The installation cannot continue"

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Symptoms

When you try to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, you receive one of the following error messages:

Error message 1
.NET Framework 2.0 is not installed. The installation cannot continue.
Error message 2
Product: Dexterity Shared Components -- .NET Framework 2.0 is not installed. The installation cannot continue.
Then, the installation is ended.

Cause

This problem occurs if the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 is installed on the computer.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, install Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack 1. For more information about Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack 1, visit one of the following Web sites, depending on whether you are a customer or a partner:

Customers
https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/md10_releasedownload
Partners
https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/downloads/releases/md10_releasedownload

Workaround

To work around this problem, follow these steps.

Step 1: Install the Dexterity Shared Components

  1. Copy the contents of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 CD 1 to the hard disk of the computer.
  2. Download the DexSkipDotNetCheck.mst file.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Dynamics File Exchange Server:

    DexSkipDotNetCheck.mst
    Release Date: January 16, 2008

    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  3. Copy the DexSkipDotNetCheck.mst file to the root directory of drive C.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type cd\, and then press ENTER.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command:
    msiexec /i "path\Bin\DexCmn\DexterityCommonFiles.msi" TRANSFORMS="C:\DexSkipDotNetCheck.mst"
    Note Replace the path placeholder with the path of the folder that contains the contents of Microsoft Dynamics GP CD 1. For example, if you copied the contents of the CD to the CD1 folder, you would use the following path in the command:
    "C:\CD1\Bin\DexCmn\DexterityCommonFiles.msi"
  7. Press ENTER.
  8. Type exit, and then press ENTER.

Step 2: Install Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

  1. Download the SkipDotNetCheck.mst file.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Dynamics File Exchange Server:

    SkipDotNetCheck.mst
    Release Date: January 16, 2008

    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  2. Copy the SkipDotNetCheck.mst file to the root directory of drive C.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  4. At the command prompt, type cd\, and then press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following command:
    msiexec /i "C:\path\bin\GreatPlains.msi" SQL_SERVER_NAME="server that is running Microsoft SQL Server" INSTALLDIR="installdirpath" SELECTED_COUNTRY="country" TRANSFORMS=:Inst0instance;c:\skipdotnetcheck.mst INSTANCE_NAME="instancename" MSINEWINSTANCE=1 /qb+
    Note In the command, replace the placeholders as follows:
    • Replace the path placeholder with the path of the folder that contains the contents of Microsoft Dynamics GP CD 1.
    • Replace the server that is running Microsoft SQL Server placeholder with the name of the server that is running Microsoft SQL Server. This will create the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data source name (DSN).
    • Replace the installdirpath placeholder with the path of the folder in which you want to install Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0. For example, type "C:\Programs Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP10".
    • Replace the country placeholder with the version that you want to install. For example, type one of the following:
      • "United States"
      • "Canada"
    • Replace the instance placeholder with the number of the installation. For example, if you have a default instance of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, the instance number is 1. If you have a default instance and another instance, the instance number is 2. If you have not yet installed an instance of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, the instance number is 1.
    • Replace the instancename placeholder with the name of the instance. For example, type the following:
      "GP10"
  6. Press ENTER.
  7. When the installation is complete, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  8. Click the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 instance that you installed in step 5, and then click Change.
  9. Click Add/Remove Features to install the additional features.
  10. Install the latest update for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0. To obtain the latest update, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a partner or a customer.

    Partners
    https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/downloads/servicepack/mdgp10_patchreleases.htm
    Customers
    https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/mdgp10_patchreleases.htm
Note In these procedures, make sure that you type the commands correctly. If you add a space or leave a space out of the commands, you may receive the following error message:
This installation does not have a native user interface.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was corrected in Micorosft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack 1.

Properties

Article ID: 947538 - Last Review: July 14, 2012 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
  • System Manager
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