Agile Designer installed on Windows 2012 R2 crashing upon launch

Document ID : KB000047237
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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I installed Agile Designer on my local Windows 2012 R2 machine. As soon as I launch the product, it crashes.


CA Agile Requirements Designer (ARD)- Agile Designer


ARD does support Windows Server 2012 R2. This problem occurs when the latest version of Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio is either not installed or the operating system has problems installing it. If this prerequisite is not located on your machine, ARD will refuse to run. 

This is noted in our documentation here: 


Make sure that all the ARD prerequisites are installed and you go through all the steps in the ARD installation wizard:

You will need to work with your internal system administrator to install the latest Windows update for your operating system.

  1. Download and install OR
  2. Download and install the cumulative update
    • These KB's must be installed in the following order: clearcompressionflag.exe, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2934018. 
  3. Download and install 
  4. Install VC++ 2015 Redistributable.
  5. Restart your machine. 
  6. Launch ARD.

Here are some more in-depth resources to guide you:

If you are still experiencing issues after installing the latest Windows update, please follow the instructions below with your system administrator:

Additional Information:

If you experience any issues, please open a support case by going to or calling CA Customer Care at one of these numbers