Client 4.91 sp4 on Windows Standard Server 2003 32 bit

During NMAS install we get the error:

"Error 2753: The File 'ncc.exe' is not marked for installation"

exactly as described in TID 3004081

unfortunately the resolution proposed does NOT fix the problem.

NMAS and ncc.exe are not installed on the machine, and neither is mentioned
in the registry, but the error still appears when we try to install NMAS.

any suggestions on how to sort this out?