Chances are if you’re trying to install the Lync 2013 Debugging Tools, you may find you receive the following error message:
The obvious requirement here is to ensure you have the Visual C++ 2012 x64 Redistributable package installed, and that it be version 188.8.131.527.
The trouble comes when you try and download that version. It’s next to impossible to find as the only versions listed on the official Microsoft sites are either a higher increment of version 11, which doesn’t work, or version 12.x, which also doesn’t work. Frustrating much?
The simple solution is to go dig up your Lync Server 2013 install media, and you’ll find this version in the ~Setupamd64 folder. Install that, and you’re gold.
Alternatively you can download a copy from here, however please be aware this is not an official Microsoft source – its just the copy from my Lync media that I’ve uploaded. It was free of viruses when I uploaded it, in original form, but the internet is a scary place – so make sure you take the necessary precautions if you choose to download it.