How to Install Vantive 8.x on Windows 7 SP1

Recently I was asked to figure out how to install Vantive 8.x in Windows 7 SP1. The core issue is that Vantive uses many unsigned components which Windows 7 SP1 really doesn’t like, so this procedure would likely work for any similar programs that use unsigned components or controls.

You’ll need to be logged in with administrative permissions to install the software, but once installed the user will not require administrative permissions to run it.

  1. Copy the software installation folder to the local PC
  2. Right click on Setup.Exe (or similar file) and click on Properties.  Change to the Compatibility tab
  3. Set it to run in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2
  4. Hit OK
  5. Run Setup.EXE (or similar file) by right clicking on it and selecting “Run As Administrator”
  6. It should install normally choosing the defaults and setting the server.
  7. Open Internet Explorer
  8. Go to Tools – Internet Options
  9. Click on the Advanced Tab
  10. Scroll down to the Security section
  11. Check “Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid”
  12. Hit OK and close Internet Explorer
  13. Click on start, browse to the Vantive icon, right-click, and select Properties
  14. Change to the Compatibility tab
  15. Set it to run in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2
  16. Hit OK
  17. Click on start, browse to the Vantive icon, right-click and select “Run As Administrator” and login as normal
  18. You’ll get prompted a bunch as it downloads all of the unsigned controls, but they will install.

Logging in with a regular account without administrative permissions, I set Vantive to run in Compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 2 and launched as normal.

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About Rebecca Harness

Rebecca Harness is a Business Information Security Officer (BISO) for a publicly-traded, global information solutions company. As BISO, she champions security initiatives and recommends strategies to mitigate risk, facilitating innovation and new product development. She’s also responsible for representing the business unit’s security program in client facing engagements, conferences, and industry forums. Prior to her current role, she was an influential cybersecurity leader for one of the world’s largest transportation providers, known for transforming information security efforts into well-orchestrated programs. There, she developed an innovative methodology for delivering key information security priorities as a service model, leading to quicker adoption enterprise-wide while significantly reducing operational costs. She also led and modernized their global, multi-brand PCI Assessment and other compliance initiatives. In the early 2000’s, Rebecca developed one of St. Louis' leading Managed Services Providers from a startup in a spare bedroom into a mature consulting company with 30+ employees and 150+ clients in the Greater St. Louis Area. Rebecca holds many certifications, including; ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); and GIAC Security Leadership Certified (GSLC). She’s also a proud alumni of Hastings College and a longtime member of the Society of American Magicians.

One Response to “How to Install Vantive 8.x on Windows 7 SP1”

  1. you just saved my life! i have been trying to get these custom controls to install for 2 days and i’ve formatted the computer 3 times and it was all because of the one setting in the advanced tab. thanks!!

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