System Policy Prevents Loading Manifests Pop up

Oct 4, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Every time I try and load Nodexl I keep getting this pop-up message that reads on my home pc.

"System policy prevents loading manifests. For more information, please contact your administrator."

Along with this:

Exception from HRESULT: 0x800A03EC


************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800A03EC): Exception from HRESULT: 0x800A03EC
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Runtime.Interop.IActionsPaneSite.Clear()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Internal.ActionsPaneSiteContractAdapter.Clear()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Internal.IActionsPaneSiteProxy.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.IActionsPaneSite.Clear()
at Microsoft.Office.Tools.ActionsPane.Clear()
at Smrf.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.set_GraphVisibility(Boolean value)
at Smrf.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.ThisWorkbook_Startup(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Workbook.OnStartup()
at Smrf.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.FinishInitialization()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.EntryPointComponentBase.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.IEntryPoint.FinishInitialization()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInAdapter.ExecutePhase(ExecutionPhases executionPhases)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInAdapter.CompleteInitialization()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Internal.OfficeAddInAdapter.ExecuteEntryPointsHelper()


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Runtime.v9.0
Assembly Version: 9.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 9.0.30729.1
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Runtime.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Runtime.v9.0.dll
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System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Core
Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0
Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.4926 built by: NetFXw7
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
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System.AddIn
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.AddIn/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.AddIn.dll
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System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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System.Xml
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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System.AddIn.Contract
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.AddIn.Contract/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.AddIn.Contract.dll
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Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Hosting.v9.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Hosting.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Hosting.v9.0.dll
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System.Deployment
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Deployment/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Deployment.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Security
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4951 (win7RTMGDR.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Security/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Security.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.v9.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.v9.0.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.ServerDocument.v9.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.ServerDocument.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.ServerDocument.v9.0.dll
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System.Drawing
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Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Contract.v9.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Contract.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Contract.v9.0.dll
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Microsoft.Office.Tools.v9.0
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.Office.Tools.v9.0/9.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.Office.Tools.v9.0.dll
----------------------------------------
Smrf.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate
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CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Griffin/AppData/Local/Apps/2.0/PECKMCXN.PZZ/8VYG4E0V.P7X/smrf..vsto_ee5c3b578a613f22_0001.0000_7c8d3b216493985d/Smrf.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.DLL
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Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Excel.AddInAdapter.v9.0
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Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
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Anonymously Hosted DynamicMethods Assembly
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I don't know what any of this means and I've spent the last couple hours trying to find a solution for it but haven't been successful so I'm hoping someone here can help me.

Oct 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM

A "manifest" is something Excel uses to learn about custom software like NodeXL, and the message is saying that some policy has been set on your computer to prevent Excel from using such custom software, probably for security reasons.

We had one other report of this message, "problem opening NodeXL template" at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/discussions/69682, but that involved a corporate computer set up by an IT department.  Is yours really a home computer that you purchased and set up yourself, or did it come from a corporation or university that might have "locked down" the computer in some way?

-- Tony

Oct 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

It's a home computer I bought and setup myself. This also happened within hours of it working fine prior to this message.

Oct 4, 2012 at 6:46 PM

You mean it was working fine, and then suddenly you started getting this error message?

Do you know of anything that happened on your computer between the time it was working and the time you started getting the message?  Was additional software installed, or existing software updated, or something else?

-- Tony

Oct 4, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Edited Oct 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I was working fine and then I got the error message. I was working on importing Twitter user search information this morning and Nodexl it froze so I closed out of the program, when I started the program back up I started getting the error message. When I was trying to import the information from a new search it gave me a error message (I can't remember what it said) but I thought it was because I reached my limit for Twitter searches. There weren't any software updates.

Oct 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Please try the following:

1. Reboot your computer.

2. Try NodeXL again.

Does it work now?  If not...

3. Uninstall NodeXL.  You can do this by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features; searching for "NodeXL" in the Programs and Features search box; right-clicking each NodeXL item that was found; and selecting "uninstall" from the right-click menu.

4. Download and install NodeXL again.

Does it work now?

These are really just stabs in the dark, because I don't know the actual cause of the message you're getting.  Perhaps something got corrupted when you had to shut down Excel.

-- Tony