Error when launching Report Builder: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Failed to load the runtime. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131700)

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    Details

    When attempting to run the Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder to edit the Report Definitions an error is being returned.


    The Report Builder software does not load and fails with the error: Failed to load the runtime. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131700)

    This error will show in the ERROR DETAILS section of the error file that is generated when the Report Builder fails to launch.


    ERROR DETAILS
    Following errors were detected during this operation.
    * [23/07/2015 14:17:21] System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
      - Failed to load the runtime. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131700)
      - Source: System.Deployment
      - Stack trace:
       at System.Deployment.Application.NativeMethods.GetRequestedRuntimeInfo(String pExe, String pwszVersion, String pConfigurationFile, UInt32 startupFlags, UInt32 runtimeInfoFlags, StringBuilder pDirectory, UInt32 dwDirectory, UInt32& dwDirectoryLength, StringBuilder pVersion, UInt32 cchBuffer, UInt32& dwLength)
       at System.Deployment.Application.Win32InterOp.SystemUtils.CheckSupportedImageAndCLRVersions(String path)
       at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.CheckApplicationPayload(CommitApplicationParams commitParams)
       at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.CommitApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, CommitApplicationParams commitParams)
       at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
       at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
       at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

     


    Resolution

     

    This error occurs if the Client PC only has the Client Profile .NET Framework installed.

    In order to run the Report Builder it is necessary to have the full version of the .NET Framework installed.

    The Client Profile .NET Framework should be uninstalled and the full .NET Framework installed.