Installing Visual C++ 2017 gives error SidebySide Event ID 33

Heath Ramos 1 Reputation point

Trying to install Visual C++ 2017 redistributable on Windows 2016 Hyper-V server and keep getting the following error: Event ID 33: SidebySide.

I have looked up that error and every article says the solution is to install Visual C++, which is my issue in the first place.

I have tried installing different versions and keep getting the same error.

I verified the default value in the SidebySide registry key

I ran the system file checker, repaired files and tried again and it gave same error.

I am out of ideas besides moving all the VMs off server and rebuilding it.

A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,331 Reputation points

    Hello HeathRamos,

    First, of couse, recommended to ensure that you have the latest patches and updates.

    Then I would suggest to download the latest package version from:

    Also you can try downloading the Visual Study community version with offline installation:
    And you can also choose what to be installed:


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  2. Heath Ramos 1 Reputation point

    The two servers that are giving me problems are fully patched

    I have tried the 2017 version and the 2022 version, both x64 and x86 and get the same error message.

    I am installing as a domain admin and even changed the firewall to allow all traffic.

    exact error:

    The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the applciation event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

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