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Oct 25

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PeopleTools client error on workstation

After setting up the client on the windows machine, sometimes users get the error message while trying to run pscfg.exe, pside.exe or psdmt.exe.
PS_HOMEbinclientwinx86pscfg.exe
Error: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem
In the PeopleTools 8.50 Installation guide, the task titled “Verifying Necessary Files for Installation on Windows” explains that the issue is caused by the C Run Time (CRT) files not getting updated which will cause PeopleTools not to run.
This from the PT 8.50 Installation guide Task “Verifying Necessary Files for Installation on Windows”:
PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.50 is developed using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. Microsoft, as part of VC++ 2005, changed the way applications use and ship the required C Run Time (CRT) files (these files are installed as shared assemblies). PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.50 programs require these files to be present or the programs will not run.
During PeopleSoft PeopleTools installation, the install programs will automatically update the Microsoft Windows machine performing the installation. However, if the bin folder or PS_HOME has been copied from one machine to any other machine to run PeopleTools, chances are the MS VC++ modules might not have installed already on that machine and user might get the error while trying to run any PeopleTools executable:
Error: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem
To implement the solution, execute the following steps:
1. Go to PS_HOMEsetupvcredist.
2. Run vcredist_x86.exe.
The installation is completed automatically.
Try running any PeopleTools client executable now.

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1 comment

  1. ram

    This worked. Excellent !

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