SharePoint Designer 2010 – “Installation of this Package Failed”


Trying to install the 32 bit version of SharePoint Designer, or the 64 bit version, resulted in a dialog error message saying;

The installation of this package failed.

With nothing in the event log shedding any light I tried re-downloading the installers, with the same result.

My environment was Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard + Domain Server, with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and Office 2010 x86 installed.

Googling turned up nothing useful, so for no apparently good reason I decided to check the digital signatures of the downloaded files, which surprisingly showed they weren’t valid.

Invalid digital signature
Invalid digital signature

Re-downloading the files (yet again) on a different machine, was more successful and showed the digital signatures to be valid.

Valid digital signature
Valid digital signature

Attempting to install now, proved much more successful.

Published by

Phil Harding

SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Father, Husband and Climber.

2 thoughts on “SharePoint Designer 2010 – “Installation of this Package Failed”

  1. I have experienced the same problem with the Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2010.
    Downloading the file in a different machine also solved my problem.
    Many thanks

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