Installation of SQL Server 2017 failing with ‘VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638’

Dear all, Depending on which products were installed on the server beforehand, a SQL Server 2017 setup may fail with the following error : TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Setup —————————— The following error has occurred: VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638. Note that it could happen even after SQL Server 2017…