SCSM 2012 R2 – Authoring Tools prerequisites check fails

Symptoms

When attempting to install the “Service Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools”, the prerequisites check fails on the “Microsoft Visual Studio Shell 2008 Check”Server Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites check fails

Troubleshooting

Verify that you have installed Visual Studio Shell 2008 from the Microsoft site

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=310149

Resolution

  1. Open the folder where the installation contents are locatedServer Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools location
  2. Browse to <InstallMedia>\Setup\enServer Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites XML file location
  3. Open Authoring_PrerequisiteInputFile.xmlServer Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites XML file contents
  4. Find the line <Check Order=”3″>Server Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites XML file contents1
  5. Remove this line from the XML document
  6. Find the next instance of </Check>Server Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites XML file contents2
  7. Remove this line from the XML document (The contents between these two points could also be removed, but this method makes it easier to undo the changes)
  8. Save the XML, overwriting the existing file
  9. Run Setup.exe again to verify that the process has worked, it should no longer check for Visual Studio 2008 ShellServer Manager 2012 R2 Authoring Tools Prerequisites check passed

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