Installation of Silverlight Fails with a generic error 1603 "Installation failed"

Issue:  Installation of Silverlight fails with a generic error 1603 “installation failed” after the installation progress shows 99% complete. Cause: To find the root cause open the SilverlightMSI.log from the %temp% folder and it shows an error “Cannot create HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0”. This is because a MacAfee ‘Access Protection rule’ has been set on ‘Mozilla & FireFox…

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MSI built on Visual Studio installs into C: instead of C:Program Files

Issue: MSI developed on Visual Studio installs to ‘C:’ instead of ‘C:\ProgramFiles’ Folder even after the “TARGETDIR” is set to [ProgramFilesFolder][Manufacturer]\[ProductName] by the Custom Action “DIRCA_TARGETDIR”. Solution:  1. This issue occurs only on Windows Vista and above where group policy ‘AlwaysInstallElevated’ is set to ‘1’ in both User policy and Machine policy to install the MSI with elevated…

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Error: Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll

Issue: When we launch an application on on a “Windows Server 2000″ the below error message pops up. “Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll”  Solution:  The below steps might help you resolving the issue: 1) Go to Control Panel – Add/Remove…

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Unable Create the Office projects on a machine where we have both Visual Studio 2010 and Office pro plus 2010 installed

Issue: The below error message is shown when we try to create ‘Office’ projects in Visual Studio 2010. Experiencing this issue on machines where we have both “Visual Studio 2010″ and “Office Pro plus 2010” installed.  “Cannot create the project because the application associated with this project type is not installed on this computer.You must install the Microsoft Office application…

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