Known issues for the MapInfo Pro 17.0.1 update

From the MapInfo Pro 17.0.1 Release notes:

Known Issues
Custom Projections file Overwritten
If mapinfow.proj file has been modified to add customized projection in MapInfo Pro version 17.0 (English), installing version 17.0.1 would overwrite the existing mapinfow.prj file, resulting in loss of data.
Therefore it is advised that users backup their custom projections file before upgrading to MapInfo Pro version 17.0.1 from version 17.0.
TAB is now a Keyword and not available for a Define name
Users can no longer create a “Define” using the symbol TAB. TAB is now a keyword for MapBasic statements. Therefore compiling an MBX containing TAB in a Define would result in a compilation error.
Workaround is to Define TAB as TABe but note that existing applications that have this type of define might fail to compile now.
Spectrum Spatial Server error
When using a Spectrum Spatial server to geocode, there is not a prompt requesting a User Id and Password.
After setting http://ssmipro-win16:8080/rest/GlobalGeocode as default and clicking OK on the Geocoding Server Information dialog, the following error message appears:
Error occurred at geocoding server: Could not find country information
to geocode.
Workaround is to simply enter random text strings as User Id and Password, even though they are not validated.
Certain Custom Installations not working correctly
MapInfo Pro does not delete any files installed in a user’s %appdata% location.
Also, the installer does not delete any registry entries created under the Current User while uninstalling MapInfo Pro or while doing custom installations.
Because of this, certain custom installation scenarios involving the MapInfo Pro Tools do not work as they should, since the Tool's files are copied to the user's %aapdata% location.
Issues with Non-Native TAB Files
If using non-native TAB files (for example, DBF/TAB) as input files in the new Geocode tool, the Create Points option under the Advanced Matching Options is not selected by default.
Also, the Process button on the Geocode dialog is disabled.
Workaround when using the Geocode tool is to export data to be geocoded as a CSV file and not DBF.
Pro users must use an editable table in order to output geocoding results and enable processing.
Unable to Return License on Windows 10 version 10.0.17134
If the Windows 10 installation updates to version 10.0.17134 or beyond, some users might not be able to return the MapInfo Pro licences.
Attempting to return the Pro license could display the following error:
“Unable to successfully reach the server" and user will not be able to return license”.
If this error is displayed, users should select the email Transfer method.
MapInfo Pro/MapBasic Memory Issue
In certain cases, MapBasic scripts involving querying Microsoft Access databases to generate
MapInfo tables or converting ASCII files to MapInfo tables, then adding point objects or creating
thematic grids, creating labels and displaying them, etc. increases the memory footprint of the script.
 Issues with Location Intelligence Services and Proxy Servers
If a user’s organization connects to the internet via a Proxy Server requiring authentication, MapInfo Pro's connectivity to Pitney Bowes' Location Intelligence services such as Geocoding and Drivetime Polygons may not work.
There are known problems logging in and using those services.
If a Pro user encounters an error which includes the error code 407 (Proxy Authentication Required) when logging in, then the user is experiencing this issue.
Enabling GDA2020 datum transformation with NTv2
NTv2 conversion is available for use as a preferred method but the NTv2 Transformations are turned OFF by default.
The use of the seven-parameter datum for GDA2020 (Datum #1028) is functionally equivalent. If users require processing GDA2020 through NTv2 grid files, however, then NTv2 can be enabled by editing the NTv2.xml file in the MapInfo Pro program directory.
<install directory>\NTv2.xml
1. Open this file in a Text or XML file editor and search for all occurrences of the following tag:
<NTv2 Conversion for Australia>
2. For each of these entries change the <Enabled> tag from false to true and save the file.
3. Launch MapInfo Pro and when doing datum conversions with Australian GDA94, AGD84, and
GDA2020 datum tables, the conversions will be processed using the NTv2 grid shift files listed
Correcting a Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Installation Failure
MapInfo Pro installs .NET Framework 4.6.1.
It displays the following error message when the .NET Framework is in a pending install state that requires an action before MapInfo Pro can finish installing.
“The installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Full has failed.
Setup will now exit.”
This issue may be due to one or more of the following, all of which require a computer restart:
• The .NET Framework install may include an update, such as KB3102467, that requires users restart the computer and then rerun the MapInfo Pro install.
• On Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 has a dependency on
KB2919355 (April 2014). Install KB2919355 by downloading and installing it, or use Windows
Update. Restart the computer and then rerun the MapInfo Pro install.
• A pending reboot on the computer blocks the .Net Framework 4.6.1 install. Restart the computer and then rerun the MapInfo Pro install.
Correcting a Hotfix KB3154527/KB3154528/KB3154529 Installation Failure
MapInfo Pro installs the hotfix KB3154527, KB3154528, and/or KB3154529.
If a pending reboot on the computer blocks the hotfix installation, then MapInfo Pro displays the following message.
The installation of ... Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1
appears to have failed. Do you want to continue the installation?
Restart the computer and then rerun the MapInfo Pro install.
Correcting a MapInfo Pro Startup Issue
Installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 2 redistributable also installs KB2999226. If
KB2999226 is not installed, then MapInfo Pro may close unexpectedly when launched.
To correct this, uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 2, reboot the computer, and then reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 2 redistributable.
Before taking action, Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2 users should also read the next section to
determine which update is missing:
Correcting a MapInfo Pro Startup Issue on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2
If MapInfo pro has difficulty starting on Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2, then users may be missing one or more of these updates:
• KB2919355 (required to install .Net Framework 4.6.1)
• KB2999266 (installs with Visual C++ 2015 Update 2)
• KB3012467 (installs with .Net Framework 4.6.1)
To check one’s machine for an update, on the Start menu select Control Panel.
In the Control Panel window, select “Programs and Features” and then “View Installed Updates”.
Search the list for the update, such as “KB2919355”.
If an update has not been applied, then either use Windows Update to install it or search for it at and download it and run the update.
Restart the computer and then rerun the MapInfo Pro install.
Layers and Explorer Windows
The Explorer Window has been enhanced while adding support for Individual Value and Graduated Symbol thematic bins in the Layers list.
During these changes, we have removed support for the
separate Layers window.
The recommendation is to use the Explorer Window instead of Layers.
The Explorer Window includes the Maps (Layers) plus lists of the open Tables, Windows and Connections.
If users only want to see the Layers, the visibility of the other items can be hidden from within Pro via Pro > Options > Explorer.

Environment Details
Products affected: MapInfo Pro™
UPDATED:  September 11, 2018