Error when you install Visual Studio 2017 RC.3

Problem

If you install Visual Studio 2017 RC.3 on a machine that already had an older Version of Visual Studio “15” installed you get different error. On one pc it was the package ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer,version=15.112.26110.0’ failed to install. But there might be other errors.

Log

The product failed to install the listed workloads and components due to one or more package failures.

Incomplete workloads Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1)

Incomplete components Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1)

You can search for solutions using the information below, modify your selections for the above workloads and components and retry the installation, or remove the product from your machine.

Following is a collection of individual package failures that led to the incomplete workloads and components above. To search for existing reports of these specific problems, please copy and paste the URL from each package failure into a web browser. If the issue has already been reported, you can find solutions or workarounds there. If the issue has not been reported, you can create a new issue where other people will be able to find solutions or workarounds.

Package ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer,version=15.112.26110.0’ failed to install. Search URL: https://aka.ms/VSSetupErrorReports?q=PackageId=Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer;PackageAction=Install;ReturnCode=3001 Impacted workloads Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1) Impacted components Visual Studio core editor (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.CoreEditor,version=15.0.26004.1) Log [..\dd_setup_20170128161145_022_Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer.log] Details Command executed: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\resources\app\ServiceHub\Services\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Service\vsixinstaller.exe” /q /s /admin /appidinstallpath:”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\EnterpriseTake6″ /logFile:”[..\dd_setup_20170128161145_022_Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer.log]” /skuName:Enterprise /skuVersion:15.0.26113.0 /appidname:displayName “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer,version=15.112.26110.0\TeamExplorer.vsix” Return code: 3001 Return code details: This VSIX extension failed.

Solution

Remove Visual Studio in the installer and then uninstall the installer from the control panel / programs / programs and features. Delete the folder:

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages

Now you can install the new version and everything should be fine.

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