I’m in the process of evaluating HDP and I have run into the same problem. The installed seems to think that the c++ 64bit 2010 redistributeable is not installed. I tried the uninstall/reinstall trick with no luck.
I have a slightly different config than Stefan-
Windows Server 2003 SP2
MS Visual Studio 2010 installed
MS c++ x64 2010 redistribuatble installed
MS c++ x64 2012 redistribuatble installed as well
clusterproperties.txt set up to run in single node mode
Install parameters look like: msiexec /i “hdp-188.8.131.52.winpkg.msi” /lv “hdp.log” HDP_LAYOUT=”C:\temp\hdp-184.108.40.206-GA\clusterproperties.txt” HDP_DIR=”C:\hdp\hadoop” DESTROY_DATA=”no”