To solve this issue follow the following instructions
* Login on the workstation with an Administrator profile or user profile with Administrative privileges.
* Browse to the Statistics 19.0 installation directory (the default would be c:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19) and open the \VC8 folder.
* Right-click on the file 'common_installer.exe' and select Run As Administrator.
* You should see an InstallAnywhere installer dialog open and begin to run. If prompted, select the appropriate responses to continue the installation.
Once this install is completed, browse to the C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\SPSS directory to verify that the missing \ext and \thirdparty subdirectories are now present.
You should now be able to launch Statistics 19.0 successfully.