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Is Excel 2010 32-Bit recommended or tested for HPC 2012 Head Node RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I try to run XL2010 32-bit on the Head Node  and on the Compute Node, I get an error that the Cluster Connector cant be loaded.

    I created an Excel.exe.config file to tell Excel to use the correct version of Dot Net, and that let the Connector load.

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <configuration>
      <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true">
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.0"/>
      </startup>
    </configuration>

    When I try to run the VBASample.xlsm in the SDK, it wont run.  I found that it is pointing to :

    Missing VBA Reference : {F0CA0F85-1704-3508-86C6-6AC7D4EA4E37}\
    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.Hpc.Excel\2.0.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\Microsoft.Hpc.Excel.tlb

    When I change the reference to :

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft HPC Pack 2012\Bin\Microsoft.Hpc.Excel.tlb , the VBASample will run correctly.

    If I am using 64 bit Excel, Excel corrects the reference when it loads the VBASample.xlsm. 

    Should the 32-bit version of Excel also find the correct path to the reference?

    What might cause the difference?  The *.tlb not registered properly on the 32 bit machine?

    thanks

    -randy

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:07 PM