Symantec System Recovery (SSR) console fails to launch with COM error 80040154

Article:TECH213032  |  Created: 2013-12-04  |  Updated: 2013-12-15  |  Article URL
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After installing third-party products affecting .NET Framework configuration, the Symantec System Recovery (SSR) console (VProConsole.exe) fails to launch with the following error:


An unknown error has occurred during this operation.
Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {69C3E4B8-ACC2-41F0-85D6-403C53A9A38D}
Failed due to the following error: 80040154 class not registered.


VProConsole.exe is a 32-bit application but is built on the .NET Framework using the "AnyCpu" configuration, which implies that .NET by default expects it to be a 64-bit app when running on a 64-bit version of Windows.


Reconfigure the .NET Framework as follows:

1) Open regedit.exe and go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework.
3) Check for a DWORD value called Enable64Bit.  If it does not exist, create it.
4) Set the value of Enable64Bit to 1.
5) Reboot.
6) Try launching the SSR console.

Symantec Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in earlier versions listed under the Product(s) Section of this article. Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
There are no plans to address this issue by way of a patch or hotfix in earlier versions of the software at the present time.  However, the issue has been addressed in the revision of the product specified at the end of this article. 
Please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group for upgrade information including upgrade eligibility to the release containing the resolution for this issue.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see

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