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But i found the solution by myself and as you requested, i also informed the support.
Windows 2008 R2
After the installation oft the devnet plugins (for example radar chart or manual input plugin) the excel plugins doesn't work anymore,
After opening excel .. i receive messages like:
"Error with loading a dll"
"compile error hidden module"
For example the Tag Configurator Plugin 2.1.3 is affected
Steps to reproduce:
- Windows 2008 R2 + PI - Excel Plugins
- Login as a user with administrator Rights
- Install a devnet - Plugin
- Login as user with only „user" rights.
- Start Excel.
The Setup routine has a bug, it tries to register the COMDLG32.OCX and the mscomctl.ocx in User Directory of the user who installs the plugin.
If the "standard" user opens the excel, which opens the Plugins which uses the 2 activexcontrols it crashes (because of now rights) with the errormessages above.
This can detected with the prcoess monitor from sysinternals.
Change the two entries in the Registry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\ ... \ 1.2\0\win32 for this two files
c:\users\....\Windows\.... to c:\windows\syswow64
Glad you found the workaround - thanks for sharing!!