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Bazaar explorer “Activation context generation failed”

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After installing Bazaar on Windows server 2003 you might get an error while launching Bazaar Explorer stating something like this

Activation context generation failed for “C:\Program Files (x86)\Bazaar\lib\win32api.pyd”.Error in manifest or policy file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Bazaar\lib\Microsoft.VC90.CRT.MANIFEST” on line 12. The value “..\msvcr90.dll” of attribute “name” in element “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1^file” is invalid.

While the message it self is cryptic the solution is quite simple, install the right version the C++ redist and the problem goes away.


Happy bazaaring


Written by Luka Ferlež

March 1, 2013 at 14:58