AIMMS Knowledge Base Article – KB000035

Windows Help Files can not run a macro on Windows Vista

The information in this article applies to:

  • AIMMS 3 series under the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system



Windows Help for Windows Vista displays an error message stating that there was a problem running a macro.


Users will receive the following error message when help files are opened:

    There was a problem running the macro. (1037)


By default, several macros are disabled in Windows Help for Windows Vista.


A registry settings needs to be added/changed in order to allow macro running again.

Make sure the following registry (sub)key exists:


Next add a DWORD value named AllowProgrammaticMacros to this subkey and set its value to 1.

More information

See the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917607


Last reviewed: 10-07-2007