unable to install Harvest Plug-in for Visual Studio 2017

Document ID : KB000097984
Last Modified Date : 24/05/2018
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Issue:
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
Environment:
CA Harvest SCM version 13.0 Increment 2
Windows platform
Only Visual Studio 2017 installed.
Cause:
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.
Resolution:
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.