Error while installing Team Foundation Server 2010

I was trying to install TFS 2010 on a 32-bit Windows 2008 machine. In the middle of installing the .NET 4.0 framework, the installation needed to reboot the machine. So I did and when I logged back in, the system continued on its merry way. Everything went smoothly until it got to the actual TFS installation. The installation errored out with several of these errors:

“The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2908.”

After clicking through several of those modal popups, this error appeared:

Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.ExecutionCommon, version=”10.0.0.0″, publicKeyToken=”b03f5f7f11d50a3a”, processorArchitecture=”MSIL”, fileVersion=”10.0.30319.1″, culture=”neutral”‘. Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x8002803F.

The Help and Support documentation did not help or support me. Running the installation 7 more times didn’t help. Installing just the TFS component without the Build Manager didn’t help. Downloading another install package from MSDN didn’t help. What did help was rebooting the system. I guess after installing .NET 4.0, there were some clean ups that still needed to be be done before it could install everything else.

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