Error Message: This Product Cannot Be Installed on Windows NT Workstation 5.0

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When you try to install BackOffice Server version 4.5 from the Visual Studio, Enterprise Edition version 6.0 package, you may receive the following error message:
This product can not be installed on Windows NT Workstation 5.0.

CAUSE

This issue can occur when you try to install BackOffice Server 4.5 on a Windows 2000 Professional-based computer in preparation for the installation of Visual Studio 6.0 on the same computer. This does not work because you cannot install a server program (BackOffice Server 4.5) on a non-server program (Windows 2000 Professional). Although BackOffice Server 4.5 is a prerequisite to the installation of Visual Studio 6.0 on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer, it is not a prerequisite for a Windows 2000 Professional-based computer.

MORE INFORMATION

The Getting Started Setup Guide for Visual Studio 6.0 has a chapter that is dedicated to the preparation for and installation of Visual Studio 6.0 on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000. Chapter three of this guide is divided into sections that provide information about how to install Visual Studio 6.0 on a computer that is running either Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2000 Professional. The following excerpts include the guidelines that are included in the Getting Started Setup Guide for Visual Studio 6.0 to help prepare a Window 2000-based computer for the installation of Visual Studio 6.0.

Windows 2000 Server - Page 33

Preparing Your Computer to Install Visual Studio on Windows 2000 Server

Windows 2000 Server contains most of the system components on the BackOffice 4.5 CD. To install these system components, use the Windows 2000 Add/Remove Programs control panel.

To prepare your Windows 2000 Server system to install Visual Studio 6.0, you will:
  • Install Windows 2000 Server-specific technologies.
  • Install or upgrade to BackOffice 4.5.
When you have completed the procedures detailed in this section, you will be ready to install Visual Studio 6.0.

Windows 2000 Professional - Page 38

Preparing Your Computer to Install Visual Studio on Windows 2000 Professional

To prepare your Windows 2000 system to install Visual Studio 6.0, you will:
  • Install Windows 2000 Server-specific technologies.
The system components in Windows 2000 Professional are more recent than those in BackOffice 4.5. To install the more recent components, use the Windows 2000 Add/Remove Programs control panel, as detailed in "Install Windows 2000 Server-specific Technologies."

When you have completed the procedures detailed in this section, you will be ready to install Visual Studio 6.0.

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Article ID: 311314 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
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