Prerequisites problems when installing Service Manager Authoring Tool R2

If you are having difficulties installing all Visual Studio Shell 2008 prerequisites for the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 try to run the prerequisite check for SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 and install the prerequisites for that installation. When all these prerequisites are met, try installing the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2. Hopefully now it should work without problems!

Prerequisites missing for SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2

 This is how it can look like when missing Visual Studio Shell 2008.
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Run and install the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 prerequisites

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 Click “Install Microsoft Visual Studio Shell 2008” to run the installer. Follow the installation instructions to install the prerequisites. Then Cancel the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool SP1 installer window.

Run the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 installation again

Run the SCSM 2012 Authoring Tool R2 once again and install the Authoring Tool.
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One Response to Prerequisites problems when installing Service Manager Authoring Tool R2

  1. Lex Jensen February 19, 2015 at 00:27 #

    Thanks Jonathan – this really helped me out!

    The prerequisite that the R2 Authoring Tool directs you to is not sufficient to pass the prerequisite checker – very frustrating!

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