PowerBuilder 11.0 (& 11.1), Vista and Office 2007

If you’re trying to install PowerBuilder 11.1 on Windows Vista, you may run into CR# 487134:

Installation of PB 11.0 and PB 11.1 on several machines fails with the same messages in window logs. Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005. Same for several Customers. Happens on Windows Vista OS. The root cause is a DW ActiveX self-register issue which will be fixed in the next full install release.

Workaround: Uninstall Ms Office 2007 and reinstall it after successful PB11.1 installation
Details:

Trying to install PowerBuilder 11.1 (from subscribenet) but it doesn’t complete. The install window says “PowerBuilder is configuring your new software installation.” with the status bar completely filled. Windows Vista pops up a message “Setup.exe has stopped working … A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. … Close program”.
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The windows event log shows:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          3/26/2008 1:05:46 PM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      jfroebe-laptop
Description:
Faulting application setup.exe_InstallShield (R), version 10.1.0.238, time stamp
0x40f7662b, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp
0x4791a7a6, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x000b015d, process id
0x1550, application start time 0x01c88f6b8f441d05.
Event Xml:

  

    1000
    2
    100
    0x80000000000000
    
    1755
    Application
    jfroebe-laptop
    
  
  
    setup.exe_InstallShield (R)
    10.1.0.238
    40f7662b
    ntdll.dll
    6.0.6001.18000
    4791a7a6
    c0000374
    000b015d
    1550
    01c88f6b8f441d05
  
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