This article applies to DevPartner Studio Performance Analysis 7.x version.
Problem: Error: nmstart.exe - Unable To Locate Component.
CONTENT: This application has failed to start because DPSUI.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. Or unable to find DPSUI.DLL in the path:...
Cause: This is because that the install path for this DPSUI.DLL is not in the system path. During the install, DPS tries to add the following path:
[ROOT]:\Program Files\Common Files\Compuware\ MShared;
[ROOT]:\Program Files\Common Files\Compuware\DevPartner Studio\Analysis;
[ROOT]:\Program Files\Common Files\Compuware\DevPartner Studio\Distributed Analyzer;
into system path. If the system path is too long (over Microsoft limitation 1024 characters) or the previous version was not completly uninstalled (using Add/Remove Programs), the next installation may fail to add the above path into system path.
Make sure that this DPSUI.dll is registered. Otherwise, register it using regsvr32;
Manually add the above path for NMShared into your system path. Please check other two as well to prevent other potential problems.