PowerPivot for Excel 2013 error when opening the Manage Window

We’ve had reports of an error when trying to open the PowerPivot for Excel 2013 'Manage' window after installation. This error does not happen for an Admin user.  The message received is:  "We couldn't load the Data Model. This may be because the Data Model in this workgroup is damaged"           In this circumstance, originally, the reason for this…

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Excel 2013 PowerPivot or Power Map add-ins are not installed with MSP from Office Customization Tool

After installing Office 2013 with Service Pack 1 from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) with a customized MSP file using the Office Customization Tool (OCT), Lync and OneDrive for Business are not installed. This can also affect the Power Map and PowerPivot for Excel Add-ins  Please review the following blog for workarounds and resolutions. Lync…

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PowerPivot for Excel 2013 errors after October update KB 2825655

(Updated Dec 2013) After installing the October 2013 update (KB 2825655) for Excel 2013,  PowerPivot is unable to be used. Examples of errors you will receive when trying to work within existing PowerPivot workbooks or launching the PowerPivot Window to create a new one are below. ERRORS:  "We couldn't get data from the Data Model. Here's the…

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