Excel 2000 will not close after Visual Studio 2012 install

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2013-03-21
After installing Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Excel 2000 files will open but will not close from the menu or 'X'. I tried to uninstall office and reinstall but it is happening again!

Any way to fix it?

Question by:machine_run
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    If I close Excel as soon as I open a file through the File-Exit menu I get this error:

    Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name:      APPCRASH
      Application Name:      EXCEL.EXE
      Application Version:
      Application Timestamp:      38b691e8
      Fault Module Name:      TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll
      Fault Module Version:      11.0.50727.1
      Fault Module Timestamp:      5011ecfe
      Exception Code:      c0000005
      Exception Offset:      0001e042
      OS Version:      6.1.7600.
      Locale ID:      1033
      Additional Information 1:      9816
      Additional Information 2:      981626252e0734cfbb061d9ef2627bd4
      Additional Information 3:      1afb
      Additional Information 4:      1afb218b9aa8e45affd2a8c3249a6431

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    Uninstalled Visual Studio 2012. Fixed.
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    Expert Comment

    I experienced the same problem with Excel 2002 after installing Visual Studio 2012 and all service packs.  Uninstalling did not fix the problem.

    However, I searched for "tfs office add-in.dll 2012" and found an MSDN blog called "VS 2010 and TFS with Office 2003" at this link:
    VS 2010 and TFS with Office 2003

    By searching in Windows Explorer I found two copies of TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll, both with the same revision number (11.0.51106.1), but with different dates and sizes.
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Team Foundation Server\11.0\amd64
    11/05/2012 at 21:26, 707 KB
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Team Foundation Server\11.0\x86
    11/06/2012 at 00:20, 664 KB

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    The blog suggested unregistering the add-in DLL for VS 2010 and re-registering an earlier, existing one for VS 2008.  I was unable to unregister the amd64 copy ("The module was loaded but the call to DllUnregisterServer failed"), but I was able to unregister the x86 copy.

    Excel functionality was immediately restored.

    Hope this helps someone else!
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    Expert Comment

    Oops!  I forgot to credit the original link to the blog:
    The Case Of The Missing TFS Office Add-In

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