SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel Prerequisites Error

Bradley Schacht

Bradley Schacht is a Cloud Solution Architect on the state and local government team with Microsoft based in Jacksonville, FL. He has co-authored 3 SQL Server books including "SQL Server 2014 Professional Administration". As a former consultant and trainer, he uses his experience on many parts of the Microsoft BI and data platform to help customers deliver the best possible solutions. Bradley frequently presents at community events around the country. He is a contributor to sites such as SQLServerCentral.com and an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

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14 Responses

  1. Emilio says:

    Great post!!!
    Saved my day!

    Thank you!

  2. Tom says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post this fix. I’ve been using the older powerover and wanted to use the new dax functions in the 2012 version. I tried following your instructions, even went a step further and completely uninstalled the .net framework and Visual Studio 10 and reinstalled them in the proper order but I am still getting the error…any other issues that you may have ran into that could help me out?


  3. Paul says:

    You’re a miracle worker. This is the only post on the web that solved my problem. Take a bow.

  4. Martijn says:

    THANK YOU! Had 2 servers out of 10 that wouldn’t install and spend ages trying to find out why….

  5. Cropsorg Smith says:

    Same problem with Windows Server 2008 R2 64bits and Office 2012 32bits. Uninstalled the Tool and it’s now working.

  6. Tom Christensen says:

    Thanks a million! This has been a big problem for me for the last 4 mounths, but your advise was spot on! I own you a cup-of-something next time you are i Copenhagen.

  7. Mike says:

    Thank you. This helped.

  8. Trunks says:

    THANKS!!! Worked great

  9. Asim Yaqoob says:

    Thanks.Wow its really work 🙂

  10. carlo says:

    thanks…..from Peru!!!!!

  11. zengujju says:

    Hi Bradley … thanks for the article. I did what you have said. I have windows 7 professional. I uninstalled SQL Server and the .net framework 4.5 and started from there by installing the .net 4.0 framework, then visual studio for office 2010 (64 bit) and then tried the PowerPivot. I still get the same error. Any ideas?

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