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Error 1603: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable ATL Security Update (x86)

I absolutely hate 1603 errors!

I recently got this interesting case with AutoCAD 2013 and this wonderful message:  Installation Complete. Some products failed to install.


When you look at the log file, you get this error:

2012/9/27:08:33:05    slick    STLR-MAPS-02     Install    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable ATL Security Update (x86) Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603

The first plan to attack is to try to uninstall all the C++ components.  It is a very similar workflow to these blog posts:

This did NOT resolve the issue

In this interesting scenario, the problem was with the temp folder.  I was trying to get access the log files and  I typed this in the Start > Search programs and files window:


...and I got this error:


Windows cannot find 'C:\Temp'.  Make sure you typed the name correctly. and then try again.

WOW, how old school Windows NT!

In this case, the problem was rather simple, create a C:\Temp folder. Once the C:\Temp folder was created, AutoCAD installed!  


 Personally, I would have kept the default settings for the TEMP and TMP folder as:



Thanks to Joe Steel for confirming that this solution worked and I love 1603 errors if there is a solution for them.


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