Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1 with Outlook 2016 odd behavior with ‘Prerequisites Not Met’, Microsoft Forms/Smart Tag What!!

Issue: Today I went to install the Outlook plugin for Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1 latest and greatest installed. To my surprise I was met with ‘Prerequisites Not Met’

First Outlook 2016 was installed from the Office 365 install wizard , Then Installed MIM add-add in with just the password option as i knew there was some interop issues with 1302(MIMSP1).

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Next Add-ins

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Then I patched to 4.4.1459.0 and attempted change mode , again this machine is Windows 10 with Office 365 ProPlus with all the latest patches nothing else true green machine .

Running change mode it gave me the following error :

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Like many other folks I went to my favorite search engine and seen did anyone else have this issue and well I found on link that talked about it but no true answer. It says to make sure to have .net 3.5 installed and reinstall office online repair mode. Worth a try but with multiple reboots and no success.

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Then I started digging logs and my favorite tool Windows Performance Analyzer(WPA). When looking at this I see we was looking for a module “Microsoft.Vbe.Interop.Forms.dll” . Looking on machine under “C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL” I didn’t see this <scratching Head> at this point as the Office 365 installer doesn’t give you a customized install like select component xyz.

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Looking at a few other machines with build numbers higher and lower there was not reason like yeah this build doesn’t install it . It was hit or miss to be honest.

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Resolution:

Without being able to find this dll anywhere on the machine , I simply copied it to a folder on the machine that is was not present and ran gacutil command to install and register dll.

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Opened up the command line and registered the dll in the GAC of the machine .

(Install)
gacutil.exe /i Microsoft.Vbe.Interop.Forms.dll /f

(Uninstall)
gacutil.exe /u Microsoft.Vbe.Interop.Forms

!!! This is not optimal but with no clue why one machine installs , we will save that for a later day !!!

David Steadman has written 39 articles

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