travis wrote:
Anyone else having problems using the installer(s)?  I've tried both vcssetup.exe and vwdsetup.exe - both crashed on the screen where it tried to d/l the stuff (never gets past 0K of the .Net 2.0 beta).  Should I post more crash details?

I think I may have found the problem:
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/readme/
msdn wrote:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
Issue: Download will fail on a computer that does not have BITS (Background Intelligent Service) installed. To to verify that BITS is installed on your computer, open Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

Workaround: Install and enable the BITS service. You can download and install BITS from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c6ef6c8-2abf-43c7-ab51-e0c53303086d&DisplayLang=en"> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8c6ef6c8-2abf-43c7-ab51- e0c53303086d&DisplayLang=en.


I had the BITS service disabled.  Really though, this shouldn't crash the installer.  It should test to make sure BITS is running before it tries to use it.