Unable to Install Powerpath. Prerequisite installation failed. Installation cannot continue.

Environment:

PowerPath for Windows 6.0

PowerPath for Windows 5.7 SP4

 

Description:

Unable to Install PowerPath and Server is in Production.

 

Unable to install EMC PowerPath version 6.0

When we try to install .EXE (EMCPower.X64.signed.6.0.b401), it is throwing error.

Prerequisite installation failed. Installation cannot continue.

From the log, it shows

 

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"MSI (s) (D0:A0) [00:23:19:526]: Warning: Local cached package 'C:\Windows\Installer\46d05810.msi' is missing."

This local cached package missing is the cause of the installation failure.

 

 

Resolution:

Workaround:

 

In order to install PowerPath modify the source list in the registry to point to a cached copy of vcredist_x86 in the PowerPath installation folder, (Right now this may be pointing to a temp folder or a folder that does not exists any more).

 

For a detailed step by step resolution please refer to EMC Support Solution 473972 https://support.emc.com/kb/473972