Error 1904. Module C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\bin\Scene.dll failed to register

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The following error message displays when installing ArcGIS Engine silently using the ADDLOCAL property:

"Error 1904. Module C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\bin\FileName.dll failed to register."


The Microsoft System files are required. The Microsoft System files are included in the Engine Runtime setup as a hidden feature. When using the ADDLOCAL property to list specific features, the feature MicrosoftMSM must also be listed.

Installing with ADDLOCAL=ALL to install a complete setup, or omitting ADDLOCAL to install a typical installation, automatically includes the Microsoft System files.

Solution or Workaround

Use the following silent install command:

msiexec.exe /I D:\Engine\setup.msi /qb ADDLOCAL=ArcEngine,MicrosoftMSM,DotNetRuntime

Change the "D:\Engine\setup.msi" to the location of the ArcGIS Engine Runtime setup.msi file.

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