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    Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Office 2000)

    I'm migrating to a new machine and I'm attempting to install the MS Office Developer Tools. When I attempt it, I get the message "Microsoft Office 2000 Developer VBA Tools requires Visual Basic for Applications 6.0. Before installing Microsoft Office 2000 Developer VBA Tools, install Office 2000 or another application that contains Visual Basic for Applications 6.0." The catch is that I already have Office 2000 Premium installed on the machine. I have successfully installed this on the older machine in the past.

    Any ideas on what might be going on? I've tried searching the MS KB without success.

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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Office 2000)

    Is it possible that you did a "custom" install of Office 2000 and did not include VBA as a part of the installation?
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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Office 2000)

    I did a standard install and then customized by adding a few things and removing Outlook (which we're not using) and Frontpage, which I don't need. In going through the list, I don't see a way to avoid installing VBA 6. FWIW, I opend word and hit ALT-F11. The VBA IDE came up and the About said that it is V6.0.

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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Off

    I suspect the installer is finding some old file or registry entry that it doesn't like, or it is not finding a file or registry entry that it is looking for. Unless there is a specific MSKB article on this, the long way to diagnose the problem would be to fire up RegMon then the installer, let it fail, stop RegMon, and see where the installer was looking in the Registry. If that doesn't yield anything (it will yield a huge file, but maybe nothing of value), then I'd repeat that process with the FileMon program to see what the installer was accessing (or trying to access) on disk.

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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Off

    This issue tends to arrive when you have installed a subsequent Microsoft Developer Tool before installing MOD 2000. It can be SQL Server 2000, or .NET, for example. There have been a number of threads on the issue over on the VB/VBA forum. Unfortunately, AFAIK the only sure fire way to cure it is an OS reinstall - with Office 2000 and MOD 2000 respectively being the first and second apps installed after the reinstall. <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Off

    Well, I finally gave up and contacted Micro$oft about this problem. It turns out this is a documented problem under the KB article 322632. The recommendation is to run the file acmboot.exe and it bypasses the check. I did this and all is well.

    It's frustrating that I search the KB and came up with nothing.

    Just thought the group would want to know.

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    Re: Can't install Office 2000 Developer Tools (Off

    Thanks for the useful update.
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