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Hans1
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Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

I get an error installing the Outlook plugin with windows 8.1 and Outlook 2013 with all current updates. ERROR message " The value of the property 'type' cannot be parsed. The error is: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Office.BusinessApplications.Fba,Version=14.0.0.0,Culture=nutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9ce111e9429c' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOInstaller.exe.Config Line 10)
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GlennD
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

Hi Victor, can you please install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime from Microsoft to make sure you have the files needed, and then try again. You may want to reboot your PC in between. If the issue persists, please follow Robert's steps above.
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Robert Piano
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

To resolve the issue, do the following:
  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the VSTO 10.0 folder 
    The path indicated in the error message which should be something similar to
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VSTO\10.0 or C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VSTO\10.0.
  2. In that folder, you should find a file named VSTOInstaller.exe.config. Rename it to VSTOInstaller.exe.config.old. (Ignore the warning from Windows about the file becoming unusable.)
  3. Run install again.
Victor Kostyuk
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Error when installing Outlook plugin.

When installing the Outlook plugin, I get a "Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer" error with the following text. "The value of the property 'type' cannot be parsed. The error is: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Office.Business.Application.Fba,Version=14 ... cannot find the file specified. (c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOIntaller.exe.Config line 10)". After the error, the installation process stops. How do I resolve this?
GlennD
GoTo Manager

Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

Hi Victor, can you please install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime from Microsoft to make sure you have the files needed, and then try again. You may want to reboot your PC in between. If the issue persists, please follow Robert's steps above.
Glenn is a member of the GoTo Community Care Team.

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Victor Kostyuk
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

This fixed it!  The error did not show up, and I was able to install the Outlook plugin successfully.
Art Bellis
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Trouble installing Outlook plugin on Windoes 8.1 Outlook 2013.

What can I do to resolve the error, which begins, "the value of the property "type" cannot be parsed. Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Office.Application.Fba, Version=14.0.0.0"
GlennD
GoTo Manager

Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

If you receive this error while trying to install the GoToMeeting Outlook Plugin, please do the following:

  1. Download DeleteVSTOConfig.bat 
  2. Right click the bat and Run as Administrator 
  3. Re-install the Outlook Plugin

If the batch file is not successful, you can also manually delete the VSTOInstaller.exe.config:

Windows 64-bit
  1. Click the Windows Start button and paste %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\ into the search box
  2. Hit Enter on your keyboard
  3. Delete VSTOInstaller.exe.config
Windows 32-bit
  1. Click the Windows Start button and paste %ProgramFiles (x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\ into the search box
  2. Hit Enter on your keyboard
  3. Delete VSTOInstaller.exe.config
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bsergent
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cannot Download Plugin/ Visual Studio Tools Installer Error.

I received the error below, with heading of "Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer";

The value of the property ‘type’ cannot be parsed. The error is; Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.BusinessApplications.Fba,Version= 14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOInstaller.exeConfig line 10)
Tony Sosa
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

Is the file VSTOInstaller.exe.config necessary by any Microsoft products?
Marie Cris Davi
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Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Solution Installer - error

really helpful. Thanks.!