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Error 1706: Setup cannot find the required files

Posted on 2011-10-24
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First time InfoPath user, Access expert.

I'm attempting to create an InfoPath form to capture some data for an Access database.  After selecting the datasource for the form, I get a blank form and immediately get the "Installing components", followed by another dialog indicating that the application is searching for a Visio folder (see attached).  installing componentsSince I cannot find the Visio folder, I click Cancel and get the message mentioned above.  The file that the application is looking for is VisPro.MSI, but I have a 2003 version of Visio Pro that was installed by a network admin off of a shared network drive, which I don't have access to.

It appears (from the Installing Components dialog) that InfoPath is attempting to connect to a spell checker.  Anyone have an idea how to point InfoPath to another spell checker (the one for the 2007 version of Office maybe)?
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I do not think you can set InfoPat to something else.  It would appear that the networked install of Visio has messed up Office and I would reinstall InfoPath / Office to correct this.  That way InfoPath will open correctly.
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by:Dale Fye
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I'm assuming that there is some registry setting that can be changed to accomdate this, short of having to remove then reinstall Office 2007 and , which will require a sysad.
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Well you may be able to go into Control Panel and Programs and do a repair.

Typically you would install over the top.

It sounds like you need an admin to come clean up their mess from before.
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Thanks clay,  as expected, the Office 2007 repair did not resolve the problem.  But a reinstall of Visio 2003 from my local machine (rather from our network) resolved the problem.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to create an Infopath template that I can send to several hundred people in my mailing list database, asking them to update their information (but I need to watch some tutorials before I'm ready to give that a try).
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