I am working on PerformancePoint Services.

For that purpose I need to launch SharePoint Dashboard Designer. When I downloaded that designer file from the PerformancePoint library, and clicked on it it is giving an error as

Ccannot download the application, the application is missing required files. Contact application vendor.

I got some solution for that, but it only worked temporarily.

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From my experience the dashboard designer is going to launch only from Internet Explorer (at least for me For SharePoint Server 2013).

Try the following :

Go to Site Contents -> PerformacePoint Content in your BI site and click on +new item


Click on PerformacePoint in the ribbon and choose Dashboard Designer.

I know that i am answering a very old question but it might help other users who have similar problem. Please mark it as accepted answer if you feel it solves your problem.

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