Cannot install VSTO Add-in targeting .NET Framework 3.5 to Office 2013 or Office 2016 Professional Plus

Symptoms
When you try to install Visual Studio Tool for Office (VSTO) Add-in targeting .NET Framework 3.5 to Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus or Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus, the installation fails.
Cause
This issue occurs because the Business Connectivity Service component is installed in Office. This component is included only in the Professional Plus edition.
Workaround
To work around this issue, rename the “VSTOInstaller.exe.config” file or delete it before your install the VSTO add-in. By default, this file is in one of the following locations:
  • %CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOInstaller.exe.config
  • %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\10.0\VSTOInstaller.exe.config
Properties

Article ID: 3176961 - Last Review: 07/16/2016 00:00:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System version 2003, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

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