Solution of the troubleshooting of machine.config File not found
Sometime we install the .Net framework 3.5 we will meet the error code 1603,a part of the error were caused by machine.config file not found or error.So we must download a machine.config file and copy to the path "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\config\".This is the source code of this file ,you can copy the code and save as the machine.config. Read more
When you install .Net framework 3.5/2.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio you may receive the message :Error code 1603 for this component means "Fatal error during installation." And it is easy to solve this error.
The error code 1603 is wide error,first,you should locate the cause of error code 1603 in a verbose MSI log file.In the current user's temp file folder,for example in Windows 7 it is "c:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp ".And if you can not find the folder,you may type "echo %temp%" in the CMD mode ,then you will get the path.
Find you log file like dd_NET_Framework35_MSIXXX.txt, open it and search "Return Value 3",above this row is the Read more