CA Siteminder SMTestTool fails to launch with error referencing "Microsoft.VC80.MFC"

Document ID : KB000039100
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Launching the smtesttool fails with this error message.

 “Activation context generation failed for "E:\setup\sso\TT6sp6cr10\smtest.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.”

Even after reinstalling the MS Visual C++ 2005 and it still doesn’t launch.




Windows 2012 R2 server. 


SiteMinder R12.51 and above.




MS11-025: Description of the security update for Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package: June 14, 2011


Additional Information:


MS11-025 download the patch and restart that should resolve this issue.