unable to install Harvest Plug-in for Visual Studio 2017

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Last Modified Date : 24/05/2018
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We are to install Harvest Plug-in for Visual Studio 2017 and getting this error message:

Couldn't find Visual Studio IDE installation present in the System or the Visual Studio installation is corrupt.  Can not proceed with the installation.

Please advise
CA Harvest SCM version 13.0 Increment 2
Windows platform
Only Visual Studio 2017 installed.
What this is telling us is that the installation program for the SCM VS Plugin checked the registry for one of the following and did not find any:
- Visual Studio 2010
- Visual Studio 2012
- Visual Studio 2013
- Visual Studio 2015

This error has been seen in cases where only Visual Studio 2017 installed.
The workaround is to install one of  the above versions of Visual Studio in order to complete installation of the plugin, and after that it can be uninstalled.