Installing Powerpivot for Sharepoint : follow this advice (or waste 1 day)

geeez, Sharepoint community, if you want to use and to install Powerpivot for Sharepoint (which is a superb product,by the way) on the IW VPC that Microsoft provides as I tried to do this afternoon (I wasted at least 4 hours, yes 4!!!), READ THIS POST from a member of the Powerpivot team (Dave Wickert

If you don’t do that, you will get the following error message  during the setup :


…and you will have to remove the installed files : I will save your day again by providing the official uninstall procedure here.

…and don’t forget to deploy the powerpivotwebapps.wsp to your web application (in Central Admin-System settings-Manage Farm Solutions).

At the time of this writing this was not clear…

You can also find the PowerPivot for Sharepoint forums here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s