I'm new to Pega Robotic Studio. I installed Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise and the OpenSpan plugin. I already had Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate installed for unrelated projects written in C++ native code (not .NET). I'm having problems with the first exercise in the Pega Robotic Automation Architect Essentials online class. When I add and attempt to edit a WindowsAdapter, I get this error message:
Error creating 'CRM' component of OpenSpan.Adapters.Windows.WindowsAdapter type
I have tried unsuccessfully to resolve this issue by:
Reinstalling both VS 2015 and the OpenSpan plugin.
Opening a successfully completed solution sent to me by a co-worker
When Visual Studio is installed, many of the environment variables and registry settings that we use are affected. This often points us to wrong directories which causes us issues. The recommendation is to uninstall Visual Studio 2012 and 2015 in its entirety, including all of the items installed alongside it (I'm not sure if that was done in your first attempt).
VS is a particularly difficult thing to get rid of. I know from personal experience that it is often best just to install 2015 on a machine where there has been no prior installations of Visual Studio.
I would suggest trying to use a VM if you have that available. If re-imaging the machine and freshly installing only 2015 is an option, I would suggest that as well. A close alternative is to also try uninstalling everything related to VS 2012 and VS 2015 and doing a fresh install thereafter.