This is so great.
- Like to try out HDInsight Server Preview?
- Already got access to some “quite modern” Windows 2008 Server with most of the SDK-, .NET- and JDK-orgy set up?
- Unless … this wonderful piece of hardware just resides in the intranet and the web-installer is not an option.
- Ummpf. So, the M$-infrastructure partner also provides its own Hadoop Data Platform for Windows distribution.
- You also successfully managed to install the rest of the prerequisites (please don’t let the admins reveil that, especially the remote powershell part) and configuration issues.
- And all this %§$”%- MSI responds is “Visual Studio C++ Redistributable (x64) Package not installed” while it is indeed.
This is soo great. See, you are not alone.
I simply can’t believe that a distribution of a managed code framework depends on a particular minor version of the underlying operating systems.
I simply can’t believe that a disfunctioning MSI is a dead end of a once promising long road.
Rightly believed. Here is the fundamental trick how to tweak such a package using the ORCA Tool shipped with the Windows SDK.
Looking into the LaunchCondition Section and see the too malicious tests on the Visual C++ redistributable and the operating system version.
Delete the vc_redist dependency and adapt the operating system version accordingly.
And be sure that your JAVA_HOME (the environment path, not the shell variable, as the installer spawns a new environment during its run) does neither contain spaces (like “Program Files”) nor double quotes – a lesson that can be learned when inspecting closely the resulting installer logs.
Installation completed successfully.