I recently had a case in which an Autodesk product was failing because of the following 1603 error:
2012/1/10:13:12:47 USERNAME Laptop Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86): C:\Autodesk\Autodesk_Quanitiy_Takeoff_2012_English_Win_32Bit\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2010\vcredist_x86.exe /q2012/1/10:13:12:51 USERNAME Laptop Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86) Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603
To assist in troubleshooting this error, we had to setup a verbose log as noted in this Technial Solution:
There was also a log file in the %temp% folder:
Using these results, we found out that the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 on the target computer was upgraded to a higher version by the HP Support Assistant to:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86/x64 Redistributable - 10.1.40219
The default Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 version is:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86/x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319
The solution was to uninstall the Microsoft C++ 2010 x64 and x86 Redistributable and then install the Autodesk product.
Before doing this, we also setup a Windows restore point. Please check out this site for details:
Thanks to John Peterson for confirming that this tip works.
Additional reference post:
For Design Review 2012, you can also download this hotfix:
Thanks to Alison Gangler for this additional note.