Resolve error "The Application (Datasets.exe) has failed to start" in Spectrum

Platform: Windows servers


The following error is displayed when running the DataSets.exe for Spectrum Enterprise Geocoding Module (EGM), Spectrum Universal Addressing Module (UAM) or Centrus databases on Windows:

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C:\ \DataSets.exe 

C:\ \DataSets.exe 

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.


Alternatively, the following error can arise:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\ \DataSets.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.


The DataSets.exe executable relies on C++ dependency libraries.


UPDATED: April 21, 2017
Below are published Microsoft KB documents where Visual C++ Redistributable Packages can be downloaded:
Install the dependent libraries and rerun the DataSets.exe file.