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Error 0x80070643 in installing .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update KB974417 in XP

Event viewer Error Code 1603

Here is a log file of an installation error for .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update, KB974417:
Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    MsiInstaller
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    1023
Date:        10/17/2009
Time:        12:09:14 PM
User:        NULL
Computer:    XPPROSP3
Description:
Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 – Update ‘KB974417’ could not be installed. Error code 1603. Additional information is available in the log file C:DOCUME~1AISCER~1LOCALS~1TempMicrosoft .NET Framework 2.0-KB974417_20091016_150533462-Msi0.txt.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 43 30 39 46 42 33 43   {C09FB3C
0008: 44 2d 33 44 30 43 2d 33   D-3D0C-3
0010: 46 32 44 2d 38 39 39 41   F2D-899A
0018: 2d 36 41 31 44 36 37 46   -6A1D67F
0020: 32 30 37 33 46 7d 20 7b   2073F} {
0028: 32 39 38 45 44 30 45 39   298ED0E9
0030: 2d 45 46 33 39 2d 33 42   -EF39-3B
0038: 42 39 2d 38 33 38 39 2d   B9-8389-
0040: 32 46 45 34 31 44 43 38   2FE41DC8
0048: 46 43 38 30 7d 20 31 36   FC80} 16
0050: 30 33                                    03
RESOLUTION STEPS:
1. Downloaded .Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2, extracted the files into a folder in the desktop using the command line parameter switch -X.
In Command Prompt: NetFx20SP2_x86.exe -X
2. The package asked me where to extract the files. After extracting I went through Add/Remove Programs chose “Click Here for more Support Information” in the next window was an option for Repair. After Windows Installer initiated, it wanted to find a file called Netfx20a_x86.msi. This should be inside the [PATH where you extracted the files]WCUdotNetFrameworkdotNetFX20. After it was done repairing, I installed the updates through Automatic Updates and the result:
Event Type:    Information
Event Source:    MsiInstaller
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    1022
Date:        10/17/2009
Time:        12:52:15 AM
User:        NULL
Computer:    XPPROSP3
Description:
Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 – Update ‘KB974417’ installed successfully.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 43 30 39 46 42 33 43   {C09FB3C
0008: 44 2d 33 44 30 43 2d 33   D-3D0C-3
0010: 46 32 44 2d 38 39 39 41   F2D-899A
0018: 2d 36 41 31 44 36 37 46   -6A1D67F
0020: 32 30 37 33 46 7d 20 7b   2073F} {
0028: 32 39 38 45 44 30 45 39   298ED0E9
0030: 2d 45 46 33 39 2d 33 42   -EF39-3B
0038: 42 39 2d 38 33 38 39 2d   B9-8389-
0040: 32 46 45 34 31 44 43 38   2FE41DC8
0048: 46 43 38 30 7d                    FC80}
RATIONALE:
The Security Update is looking for the temporary MSI package that was previously used to install the .Net Framework Service Pack it is updating. This is usually found inside the Root Drive or C: Drive with a random and long string of Alpha-Numeric characters. However, there are multiple applications that can delete these temporary files or sometimes a User may elect to remove it. Without the MSI package we end up having a Fatal Error in installation or what is usually a Windows Error code of 0x800700643.
**This issue is specific to a Consumer system and is not a Windows Server or WSUS issue.
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