I have no idea how many (few) people out there have run into this particular problem… surely not many… but if you’re like me and need to develop for Nodus eStore Advantage 1.56 but can’t install it on your Windows 7 workstation, there’s good news!

Repeated attempts to install eStoreAdvantage1.56.1.exe resulted in a non-descript error.

Nodus couldn’t give us any useful suggestions. Granted, 1.56 ain’t the latest version, but they weren’t really too interested. So, we plugged away at it… and finally, a solution!

It’s annoyingly simple:

  1. Fire up Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  2. Click the “Turn Windows Features on or off” link to the left of the “Programs and Features” window.
  3. Expand the tree: Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools > IIS 6 Management Compatibility.
  4. Now put a checkmark in the checkbox for “IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility”.
  5. Click OK.

That’s it. We didn’t even need to reboot. The installation of Nodus 1.56 should now succeed!!