Issue: CCMSETUP Repeatedly Attempts to Install Visual C Redistributable, and Fails.

While installing the ConfigMgr 2012 client on a few systems today, I encountered an issue where CCMSetup fails to install the Visual C Redistributable (a required component for the ConfigMgr client). The error in ccmsetup is here:

<![LOG[File 'C:\Windows\ccmsetup\vcredist_x86.exe' returned failure exit code 1603. Fail the installation.]LOG]!><time="02:02:57.870+300" date="07-05-2012" component="ccmsetup" context="" type="3" thread="1836" file="manifest.cpp:1972">
msiexec /i vcredist.msi /qn"" "'.]LOG]!>

And when I attempted to install that .exe manually, I received the following error:

“Error 1935. An Error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.VC90.ATL…HRESULT: 0x80070BC9”

After a bit of research, I found KB970652, which then led me to KB946414. My fix was to delete this registry value:


And then reboot the system and attempt ConfigMgr installation again. In my case, this fixed the issue on all three systems stuck in this endless vc_redist installation loop.



About Greg Ramsey
Greg Ramsey is a systems engineer specializing in global systems management for Dell IT. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from the Ohio State University and is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Greg coauthored SMS 2003 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2006), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2009), Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2012), and Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Unleashed (Sams, 2012). Greg is cofounder of the Ohio SMS Users Group, and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group.

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