When attempting to install the Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM), a browse dialog comes up for a missing vc_runtimeMinimum package with the message, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable."
If you hit cancel, the SEPM installer will fail with the following error:
Release : 14.3
This error can occur if a previously installed version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable was uninstalled improperly.
There are two options to fix this.
1. Find the exact version of the missing vc_runtimeMinimumx86.msi package and reinstall it. (The version number will be listed in the path.)
2. Remove references to this uninstalled old version from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products. Once all references are removed (there may be more than one), run the SEPM installer again. For more information, see the following Microsoft article.