All future Autodesk Vault hotfixes will depend on the above SP's being installed. If logging a Support case, Autodesk will check that these are installed and require that they are installed before continuing any problem investigation.
Hotfixes for each release
Install these only if you are experiencing the issues described in the readme or wish to avoid future issues. If logging a Support case, Autodesk will check what hotfixes are installed and if the issue might be fixed by installing one or all of the later hotfixes. Autodesk will require that they are installed before continuing any problem investigation.
This is a generic error and you will see this message on this blog with multiple solutions.
In this scenario, the reason for the error was discovered after using standard Troubleshooting steps. The Job was a DWF created on a specific file. Regardless of which Job Processor client was used the DWF file persistently failed to generated.
Opening the ipt file in Inventor was successful, but when trying to publish the DWF manually (Export>DWF), a message appeared.
"Excel installation is required for this operation. Failed to launch Excel."
The file was an iPart and Excel was not installed on any of the Job Processor clients.