VS.Net Insallation Error

Posted In Tutorials - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, December 18th, 2008 With 0 Comments






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There is a general issue that we face while installing VS.NET 2003/2005 if SAP is already installed on the respective system.

The error message we get is: “Setup cannot access the required initialization file”.

To over come this, normally we uninstall SAP and then installing VS.NET.

There is another solution for this issue.

We can modify the registry key:

  • Open REGEDIT and navigate to:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \AppPaths\setup.exe
  • Double click on the default value and clear the value data. It should now be blank.

This should solve the problem. This key does not have any impact on SAP or VS.NET so it is safe.

Hope it is useful.

-NKJ