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Windows Azure Commandlets installation Issues with Windows Azure SDK 1.4 and Windows 7 SP1

Windows Azure Commandlets installation Issues with Windows Azure SDK 1.4 and Windows 7 SP1

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Installing Windows Azure Cmdlets  on Windows 7 SP1 OS based machine with  Windows Azure SDK 1.4 could results following TWO errors:

1.       You will get an error that installer is not Compatible with your OS (Windows 7 SP1).

2.       You will get an error that a depend component Windows Azure SDK 1.3 is missing.


If you don't know where to get Windows Azure Cmdlets:

  • You can download Windows Azure Cmdlets form the link below:

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/azurecmdlets/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3912

  • After it, please expand "WASM Cmdlets" installer (WASMCmdlets.Setup.exe) to a location in your machine. (i.e. C:\Azure\WASMCmdlets)


We will solve these two problems here:


To fix the installation problem related with Windows 7 SP1 please do the following:

1.       Please browse C:\Azure\WASMCmdlets\setup folder and open Dependencies.dep file in notepad:

You will see the install script is searching for OS build numbers as below however the Windows 7 SP1 build number #7601 is missing:


  <dependencies>

    <os type="Vista;Server" buildNumber="6001;6002;6000;6100;6200;7100;7600">


2.       Now Add Window 7 SP1 Build version 7601 at the end of the "os type" string as below:


  <dependencies>

    <os type="Vista;Server" buildNumber="6001;6002;6000;6100;6200;7100;7600;7601">


3.       Save the file.


To fix the installation problem related with Windows Azure SDK 1.4 please do the following:



1.       Please browse the  C:\Azure\WASMCmdlets\setup\scripts\dependencies\check folder and open CheckAzureSDK.ps1 file in notepad:

You will see the install script is searching for Window Azure SDK version 1.3.11122.0038 as below:


$res1 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';

$res2 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.3.11122.0038' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';


2.       Please replace the above value with 1.4.20227.1419 as below:


$res1 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.4.20227.1419' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';

$res2 = SearchUninstall -SearchFor 'Windows Azure SDK*' -SearchVersion '1.4.20227.1419' -UninstallKey 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\';


3.       Save the file.


The above two steps should save your installation problem.





 

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