WM 6 SDK Install Issue: Common7IDEProjectTemplates?


If you are installing the WM 6 SDK on Windows Vista you may hit an error that blocks the installation. The error message is:


Could not access network location Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates


This issue is related to a Custom Action (VBScript) we were using to install the Project Templates for Visual Studio – Vista may be blocking VBScript (through security policy, for example) which then causes our installation to fail. If you log the SDK setup, you will see something like:


DEBUG: Error 2738:  Could not access VBScript runtime for custom action


While we work on that for the SDK Refresh, here is a simple workaround that will allow you to install the SDKs:



  1. Click on Start / All Programs / Accessories;

  2. Right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator;

  3. Click on Continue in the User Account Control pop-up;

  4. In the Command Prompt window run the following command: regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\system32\vbscript.dll

  5. Close the Command Prompt window and install the SDKs normally.

Please, let me know if that works for you (and yes, we don’t like VBScript CAs anymore too! 🙂


See you at MEDC 2007!

Comments (4)

  1. marzhou says:

    it worked!! thanks a lot

  2. taeche says:

    If you are using 64bit Vista, make sure to run regsvr32 on WindowsSysWOW64 folder.

  3. SnAIper says:

    Wow! Thank you very much! First english-language site that helps me 😎

  4. Nagendra Singh says:

    It worked for both Itunes and TVtonic. VOW. great. Thanks a lot.

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