Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Framework Log Collection Tool

Collect information from Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Framework installations.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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      The log collection tool will collect available setup logs from Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework 2.0, and SQL Server 2008 and newer versions on your computer. Windows event logs are also collected for VSSetup, Windows Installer, and System Restore event sources. If you encounter any setup issues and contact Microsoft Support or Visual Studio on Microsoft Connect, you may need to provide these setup logs.

      Please follow the instructions below to gather Visual Studio and .NET Framework installation logs. The log collection tool creates a compressed cabinet of all the Visual Studio, .NET Framework, and SQL Server setup logs and other supporting logs at %TEMP%\
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

      Administrative privileges are required. Please run this tool from an elevated command prompt.
      1. Download collect.exe from the link below. You will need to save the tool first.
      2. Open an adminstrative console window.
      3. Run Collect.exe from the directory where you saved the tool.
      Notes: The tool must be run under the same user account that the failed installation was run under. If you are running the tool from a different user account, set the –user:<name> option to specify the user under which the failed installation was run. You may also set –d:<dir> to point to the temp directory where the setup logs are located.

      By default, Collect.exe will automatically gather SQL install logs, event log information, computer information and a Windows Installer inventory in addition to product install logs. The resulting cabinet is created in your %TEMP% directory.

      Run Collect -? for additional options and usage information.