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A problem occured while installing selected Windows SDK components. Unknown property.

by on Mar.09, 2011, under Microsoft, Other

Here is one of the problems that took me some time to figure out.
I had to install Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 on Server 2008 R2. But it would not install.
There are 2 ways to install it:
Web install using winsdk_web.exe a small too that download all the files during installation.
ISO imgae that has all required files already.
I’ve tired both methods and bot of them failed almost instantly with the following error message:
A problem occured while installing selected Windows SDK components. Unknown property.


Now the error does not give much information so I’ve clicked on view Log button but the log file also does not tell what is wrong:

8:49:35 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: ————————————————————————————————-
8:49:35 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Begin
8:49:35 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] SDKSetup Version 7.1.7600.30111
8:49:39 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Beginning download of file http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/6/A/A6AC035D-DA3F-4F0C-ADA4-37C8E5D34E3D/setup\SDKSetup.cab to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\SDKSetup\SDKSetup.cab
8:49:39 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Successfully downloaded the file http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/6/A/A6AC035D-DA3F-4F0C-ADA4-37C8E5D34E3D/setup\SDKSetup.cab to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\SDKSetup\SDKSetup.cab
8:49:39 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] SDKSetupDll_DoTasks: Starting
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] SDKSetupDll_DoTasksWithGUI: Starting
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_OS_Detect: Operating system installation (detected)
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_MSI_Detect: Windows Installer Setup (detected)
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKproduct.
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Headers and Libraries
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Headers and Libraries;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKBuildproduct.
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Headers and Libraries
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Common Utilities
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState_Begin: MSI Feature: WinSDKTools.4704
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WinSDKTools.4704;  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:40 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState_End:   MSI Feature: WinSDKTools.4704
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Common Utilities;  Installed: Default;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported the following source locations for the WinSDKToolsproduct: C:\Temp\GRMSDKX_EN_DVD\Setup\WinSDKTools_amd64\
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Common Utilities
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Utilities for Win32 Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Utilities for Win32 Development;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKWin32Toolsproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Utilities for Win32 Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Samples
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Samples;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKSamplesproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Samples
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Net Fx Interop Headers And Libraries
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Net Fx Interop Headers And Libraries;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKInteropproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Net Fx Interop Headers And Libraries
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Intellisense and Reference Assemblies
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Intellisense and Reference Assemblies;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKIntellisenseRefAssysproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK Intellisense and Reference Assemblies
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft .Net Framework Reference Assemblies
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft .Net Framework Reference Assemblies;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the NetFxRefAssysproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft .Net Framework Reference Assemblies
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Intellisense for .Net
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Intellisense for .Net;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKIntellisenseNFXproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Intellisense for .Net
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x86
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x86;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the vc_stdx86product.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x86
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x64
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x64;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the vc_stdamd64product.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Compilers for x64
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET Development;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKNetFxToolsproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Application Verifier
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Application Verifier;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKApplicationVerifierproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Application Verifier
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Windows Debugging Tools;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKDebuggingToolsproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier and Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier and Windows Debugging Tools;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKAppVerDebuggingToolsRedistproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier and Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the AppVerRedistproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Redistributable Components for Application Verifier
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Redistributable Components for Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Redistributable Components for Windows Debugging Tools;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the DebuggingToolsRedistproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Redistributable Components for Windows Debugging Tools
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET 4 Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET 4 Development;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKNetFx40Toolsproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 Tools for .NET 4 Development
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Microsoft Help Viewer
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Microsoft Help Viewer;  Installed: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Windows Installer reported no registered source locations for the WinSDKHelpproduct.
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Microsoft Help Viewer
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_Begin: Product: Windows Performance Toolkit
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState_Begin: MSI Feature: ALL
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: PerformanceAnalyzer (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WPTHelp (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: KernelTraceControl (ALL);  Installed: Absent;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: GPUView (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerf_Help (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerf_Config (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerf_Demos (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: AllFeatures (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: CeLog2ETW (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerfSuite_x86 (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerfSuite (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: WpfPerfSuite_x64 (ALL);  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState:       MSI Feature: ALL;  Installed: Local;  Request: Unknown;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineMSIFeatureState_End:   MSI Feature: ALL
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState:       Product: Windows Performance Toolkit;  Installed: Default;
8:49:41 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End:   Product: Windows Performance Toolkit
8:50:08 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Error] SDKSetupDll_DoTasksWithGUI:: Unknown property. Stack:    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.DoTasksWithGUI()
8:50:08 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Error] SDKSetupDll_DoTasks:: Unknown property. Stack:    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.DoTasksWithGUI()    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.DoTasks(String[] taskList)
8:50:08 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Error]: Unknown property. Stack:    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.DoTasksWithGUI()    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.DoTasks(String[] taskList)    at SDKSetup.SDKSetupDll.RunSetup(List`1 sourceFileLocations, String logFileName, String loggingSwitches, Boolean quiet, Boolean showHiddenFeatures, InstallModeType installMode, List`1 featureParams, List`1 productParams, List`1 DisabledFeatures, Boolean sqmOptInFromCmd, String installLocation, String installLocationSamples, Boolean ignoreDependentProducts)
8:50:08 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: [SDKSetup:Info] End
8:50:08 AM Wednesday, March 09, 2011: ————————————————————————————————-

Eventualy I’ve found that the problem was caused by Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit that was installed on the server.
In order to install Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 I had to uninstall Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit. The SDK comes with new version of Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit 4.8.
The installed version on the server is 4.6.

In order to remove the older version I had to locate the MSI file that was used to install 4.6 version which was called wpt_x64.msi

Locate that version of msi file and uninstall Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit.

After removing Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit 4.6 the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 setup worked without a glitch.

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9 Comments for this entry

  • Anonymous

    This info saved my life. Thanks.

  • yesh

    Hi,

    Good post, I had an installtion problem as well but mine was related with existence of c++ compilers. I had vs 2010 installed which had later verion of c++ compilers insatlled. So once I unchecked the c++ compilers on the web installers, everything was going good.

  • Chris

    15:41:27 17 January 2012: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState: Product: Windows Performance Toolkit; Installed: Advertised;
    15:41:27 17 January 2012: [SDKSetup:Info] Config_Products_DetermineProductState_End: Product: Windows Performance Toolkit

    That’s how my log file for the failed SDK installation ended. That and this blog post helped me solve the problem. Thanks.

  • Steve B

    Same problem and the core of this post saved my keyboard from feeling my frustration but you don’t have to find the .msi for the old version of the Windows Performance Toolkit, as you already have the current (4.7) version in the Windows 7 SDK.

    So the easy way is to simply run the wpt_x64.msi for version 4.7 which can be found in the SDK 7 media under \x64\Setup\WinSDKPerformanceToolKit_amd64

  • TommesMc

    Thanks a lot Andrius & Steve B! Your hints safed my day!

  • Pneumatikos

    Thanks, man. But I didn’t have to uninstall the WPK.
    I uninstalled the Visual C++ 2010 but forgot about the update. I kept having the same error message. The I uninstalled the updates for Visual C++ 2010, both 32 and 64 bits.
    The SDK installed like crazy.

  • Neil Rashbrook

    I had the same error message on a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro Preview install. Following Steve B’s advice, I ran D:\Setup\WinSDKPerformanceToolKit\wpt_x86.msi and I was then able to complete the main SDK setup.

  • Tilt

    Thanks everyone, installing the wpt_x86 from the ISO image and selecting that file as the source in the promt solved the problem for me as well!

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