Visual Cobol for Visual Studio 2017 - Can't Uninstall or Repair

The vcvs2017_30.exe installer will not let me repair or uninstall my trial copy of Visual Cobol 3.0.

Here is the end of the log when I tried to uninstall:

02F0:0508][2017-09-02T00:36:49]i304: Verified existing payload: MFVSIXINSTALL at path: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\13878A2A80E0CFE60A5AC97A3A35E19FA3CBD595\MFVSIXInstall.exe.
[02F0:0378][2017-09-02T00:36:49]i301: Applying execute package: MFVSIXINSTALL, action: Uninstall, path: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\13878A2A80E0CFE60A5AC97A3A35E19FA3CBD595\MFVSIXInstall.exe, arguments: '"C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\13878A2A80E0CFE60A5AC97A3A35E19FA3CBD595\MFVSIXInstall.exe" -u -q'
[02F0:0378][2017-09-02T00:36:50]e000: Error 0x80004003: Process returned error: 0x80004003
[02F0:0378][2017-09-02T00:36:50]e000: Error 0x80004003: Failed to execute EXE package.
[1584:1664][2017-09-02T00:36:50]e000: Error 0x80004003: Failed to configure per-machine EXE package.
[1584:1664][2017-09-02T00:36:50]i319: Applied execute package: MFVSIXINSTALL, result: 0x80004003, restart: None
[1584:1664][2017-09-02T00:36:50]e000: Error 0x80004003: Failed to execute EXE package.
[1584:1664][2017-09-02T00:36:50]i399: Apply complete, result: 0x80004003, restart: None, ba requested restart:  No

I also get the same error code when trying to repair.

My Visual Studio 2017 Community edition works fine for C and C# but I don't see any Micro Focus options in the Help menu.

I did have to uninstall and reinstall Visual Studio 2017 because when I had tried to install the latest update from 15.3.2 to 15.3.3 failed.  When I did the unistallof VS2017, I had forgotten to first uninstall Visual Cobol 3.0, so that's probably the root cause of my problem.

I am still trying to use the trial version but have talked to my account manger to purchase VC 3.0

I am running Windows 10 with all the latest updates.

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  • Verified Answer

    That all looks good and looks like you have VC installed. Instead of running mfvsixinstall try directly running the VS installer on our extensions. From a VS developer command prompt go to the VS15.0 folder (under the location where mfvsixinstall is) and run vsixinstaller VSCore.vsix. This is our primary COBOL integration (contains templates, editor colorization etc). Does this error, tell you the extension is already installed or offer the ability to install it? mfvsixinstall essentially does this but for all the .vsix files in this location.
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  • Verified Answer

    That all looks good and looks like you have VC installed. Instead of running mfvsixinstall try directly running the VS installer on our extensions. From a VS developer command prompt go to the VS15.0 folder (under the location where mfvsixinstall is) and run vsixinstaller VSCore.vsix. This is our primary COBOL integration (contains templates, editor colorization etc). Does this error, tell you the extension is already installed or offer the ability to install it? mfvsixinstall essentially does this but for all the .vsix files in this location.
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