Attempting to install Data Compare 10.7 to a Win7 machine for a developer. Upon attempting to launch the install, a error box pops up:
"The Applications has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the app event log or use the cmd-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail"
Well.. the sxs tool, only reports back gibberish when I open the log. The even t view however shows a error of:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\\package\\RedGate\\10.7\\Media\\SQLDeveloperBundle.exe" Error in manifest or policy file "C:\\package\\RedGate\\10.7\\Media\\SQLDeveloperBundle.exe" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax
Does this look more like a corrupted install file possibly? Tried other searches to reinstall Runtimes.. and this user had ver 10.4 on.
Off the bad the install file was using the more generic executable icon vs the "setup" style icon seen in most applications.
Any thought/ideas would be great.