Content Import Client error during install "Error applying transforms. Please verify that the specified transform path are valid."

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Content import client installation fails with " Error applying transforms. Please verify that specified transform paths are valid

E:\media\125SP1\Windows ProductFiles_X86\CIC\1033.mst "

 

During the installation of an ITCM 12.8 Domain Manager you recieve a popup with the error  " Error applying transforms. Please verify that specified transform paths are valid

E:\media\125SP1\Windows ProductFiles_X86\CIC\1033.mst "

In the DSMsetup log located in the %TEMP% directory you will see a message setupCIC.exe returned 1603 

 

Cause of the issue

issue related to MS installer registry keys

 

Resolution 

1. Do a search on all local hard drives for the name of the transform file in this case 1033.mst 

2. Once the search completes and finds all locations where the transform exists rename the file to 1033.old

3. Run regedt32 and create a registry backup in case you need to reimport if a mistake is made 

For more details on this see Microsoft document

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755091.aspx

4.  browse to the following registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Installer

On the edit menu, click find

In the Find what box, type the name of the transform  <1033.mst> , and then click Find Next.

5. Delete the registry key that is associated with the transform, and then press F3 to repeat the search.

6. Repeat step 13 to locate and to delete all registry entries that are associated with the transform. 

7. Quit the Registry Editor

8. reboot and then rerun ITCM setup and the install will complete ok.