Artifact for Office Picture Manager after install of Office Pro Plus 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Upgrading from Office 2003 to Office 2013, with the assumption that the Office 2013 install first removes all previous versions before installing.

    For some users, running Windows 7, with Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 and the 2007 compatibility pack installed, after the Office 2013 Pro Plus installer runs, whenever an Office 2013 Access application is launched the user gets a message box  as shown below.  None of our Access VBA have Office Picture Manager in the reference list, so it should not be an issue caused by any Access applications.

    Since the Office Picture Manager is no longer part of Microsoft Office as of Office 2013, this is a problem.  Several workarounds have been posted on several blogs on the Internet for installing Office Picture Manager from an earlier version on a computer with Office 2013 installed to eliminate the error, which of course assumes that it is desireable to have Office Picture Manager.

    My position is that there should be a fix for the orphaned artifacts calling for Office Picture Manager when launching Office 2013 MS Access, that does not involve the installation of a deprecated product.  Multiple searches of TechNet come up empty in that regard.

    Is there a fix for this issue forthcoming, or does anyone have an answer that does not involve installing a backrevved Office Picture Manager just to make the error message shut up?

    Clean install of the OS is not to be considered a solution.  There are too many computers involved to even consider that to be acceptable.  I would rather have a registry cleanup script that could be pushed through GPO than to have to go to each computer and run a FixIt, so please try not to push the FixIt option either...


    • Edited by ShineOn Monday, July 28, 2014 3:01 PM
    Monday, July 28, 2014 3:00 PM