IIS installation failure due to reference assembly missing 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND on windows 11

vibeshnan kanagamani 0 Reputation points
2023-03-11T12:59:37.6933333+00:00

Hi All,

I tried install IIS from control panel -> program and features , I already installed .Net framework 3.5 and 4.8 also in the program and feature dialog, I'm getting error like "the reference assebly is not installed on you system", I tried several experiments going through several communities and blogs, but still IIS not getting installed. If you anyone give answer to it ..it would be helpful.

I have shared the CBS log below, thanks in advance

2023-03-11 17:09:05, Error                 CSI    00000075 (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND) #300590# from Windows::COM::CPendingTransaction::IStorePendingTransaction_Analyze(...)[gle=0x800736b3]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Error                 CSI    00000076 (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND) #292947# from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction::ICSITransaction_Commit(Flags = 102, pSink = NULL, disp = 0)[gle=0x800736b3]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Error                 CSI    00000077 (F) HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND) #292946# 1041845 us from Windows::ServicingAPI::CCSITransaction_ICSITransaction::Commit(flags = 0x00000066, pSink = NULL, disp = 0)
[gle=0x800736b3]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Setting ExecuteState key to: ExecuteStateNone
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Clearing HangDetect value
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Saved last global progress. Current: 0, Limit: 1, ExecuteState: ExecuteStateNone
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Error                 CBS    Exec: Failed to commit CSI transaction to execute changes. [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Perf: InstallUninstallChain complete.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CSI    00000078@2023/3/11:11:39:05.886 CSI Transaction @0x22901bee080 destroyed
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Failed to execute execution chain. [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Error                 CBS    Failed to process single phase execution. [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    WER: Generating failure report for package: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.1, status: 0x800736b3, failure source: Execute, start state: Installed, target state: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Not able to query DisableWerReporting flag.  Assuming not set... [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CBS.log to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20230311104635.log to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20230311093351.log to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20230311090849.log to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20230311081934.log to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Added C:\WINDOWS\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20230310111046.cab to WER report.
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Not able to add %windir%\winsxs\pending.xml to WER report. [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:05, Info                  CBS    Not able to add %windir%\winsxs\pending.xml.bad to WER report. [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reboot mark cleared
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Winlogon: Simplifying Winlogon CreateSession notifications
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Winlogon: Deregistering for CreateSession notifications
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    FinalCommitPackagesState: Started persisting state of packages
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, update: IIS-WebServerRole, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, update: IIS-HttpErrors, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, update: IIS-RequestFiltering, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, update: IIS-HttpLogging, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting package change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, current: Installed, pending: Default, start: Installed, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, limit: Installed, status: 0x0, failure source: Execute, reboot required: False, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, reboot reason: REBOOT_NOT_REQUIRED, RM App session: -1, RM App name: N/A, FileName in use: N/A, release type: Feature Pack, OC operation: True, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x0 (S_OK), Express download: False, Download Size: 0 Used lower priority: False Priority changes: 0 
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting package change completion for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.436, current: Installed, original: Installed, target: Installed, status: 0x800736b3, failure source: Execute, failure details: "(null)", client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, pending decision: InteractiveInstallFailed, primitive execution context: Interactive 
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Execute time performance datapoint is invalid. [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, update: IIS-StaticContent, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, update: IIS-DefaultDocument, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, update: IIS-DirectoryBrowsing, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, update: IIS-HttpCompressionStatic, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    TI: CBS has queried the current reboot required state: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting selectable update change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, update: IIS-ManagementConsole, start: Staged, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND),reboot required: False, edition based selectable: False, overall result:0x800736b3 (ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND)
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting package change for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, current: Installed, pending: Default, start: Installed, applicable: Installed, target: Installed, limit: Installed, status: 0x0, failure source: Execute, reboot required: False, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, reboot reason: REBOOT_NOT_REQUIRED, RM App session: -1, RM App name: N/A, FileName in use: N/A, release type: Feature Pack, OC operation: True, download source: 0, download time (secs): 4294967295, download status: 0x0 (S_OK), Express download: False, Download Size: 0 Used lower priority: False Priority changes: 0 
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting package change completion for package: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.746, current: Installed, original: Installed, target: Installed, status: 0x800736b3, failure source: Execute, failure details: "(null)", client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, initiated offline: False, execution sequence: 245, first merged sequence: 245, pending decision: InteractiveInstallFailed, primitive execution context: Interactive 
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Execute time performance datapoint is invalid. [HRESULT = 0x80070490 - ERROR_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    FinalCommitPackagesState: Completed persisting state of packages
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Enabling LKG boot option
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Exec: End: nested restore point - complete.
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Client aborted the install. [HRESULT = 0x800f0821 - CBS_E_ABORT]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Exec: Automatic corruption repair has already been attempted today, skip it.
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Exec: Processing complete.  Session: 31020046_296304018, Package: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.22621.1, Identifier: Windows Foundation [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Reporting capability session finalize status: 0x800736b3, client id: Windows Optional Component Manager, reboot count: 0, capabilities: NetFX3~, state: Installed, ID: 31020046_296304018, RetryID: (null), retryStatus: 0, torn state reservicing: 0x80004001, download source: 0
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Error                 CBS    Failed to perform operation.  [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Session: 31020046_296304018 finalized. Reboot required: no [HRESULT = 0x800736b3 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_NOT_FOUND]
2023-03-11 17:09:07, Info                  CBS    Failed to FinalizeEx using worker session [HRESULT = 0x800736b3]
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  1. TengFeiXie-MSFT 341 Reputation points
    2023-03-13T09:32:44.38+00:00

    Hi @vibeshnan kanagamani

    Regarding the error code 0x800736b3, it usually only appears on Windows 10 or 11. I tested installing IIS and .Net framework 3.5 on a new win11 machine. But the problem was not reproduced. "I tried several experiments going through several communities and blogs". I don't know which methods you have tried, so I will provide some test methods and options step by step.

    Run Windows Update Troubleshooter. Then restart computer to test the installation.

    Use Group Policy Editor. Restart computer to test the installation.

    1. Press Windows key, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter.
    2. Once Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System.
    3. Look for Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair option on the right pane.
    4. If it is set to Not Configured, double-click on it, set Enabled.
    5. After that, enable Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and click OK.

    Try the following steps and then run Windows Update

    1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter Command Prompt.
    2. Right-click Command Prompt from the search results and select Run as administrator.
    3. Enter DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (remember the space before each "/"). (Note: This step may take a few minutes to start and up to 30 minutes to run and complete.)
    4. Enter sfc /scannow (remember the space between "sfc" and "/").

    After testing these approaches, you can give feedback on whether they worked for you. If there are any other questions, just let me know directly. It's my pleasure to help you.

    Best Regard,

    TengFei Xie


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