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SCVMM 2012 RC: Error 1603 during Setup

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  • I want to try the RC of SCVMM 2012,  but i'm not able to install the software.

    My Host is a 2008R2 Standard Hyper-V VM, 4 GB RAM, 4 Cores, 40 GB HDD. Windows SQL 2008 SP3 Eval is also installed on this VM.

    I start the Setup of SCVMM2012, eula, enter that i want to create a new database, local Systemaccount, leave Port default settings, leave library default settings, and click install.

    after a few seconds i get the error: "C:\VMM2012\amd64\setup\msi\server\vmmserver.msi" error 1603 occured. For more details refer to C:\Programdata\vmmlogs\vmmserver.log"

    When i open vmmserver.log and search for 1603, i see this:

    "MSI (s) (54:C8) [11:55:21:751]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\Windows\Installer\MSICBA9.tmp, Entrypoint: CreateSSLCertificate
    MSI (s) (54!CC) [11:55:21:761]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding COMPUTERNAME property. Its value is 'SCVMM2012.testdom.int'.
    Action start 11:55:21: CreateSSLCertificate.
    CustomAction CreateSSLCertificate returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)
    MSI (s) (54:FC) [11:55:26:871]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
    MSI (s) (54:FC) [11:55:26:871]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2
    Action ended 11:55:26: CreateSSLCertificate. Return value 3."

    I also tried to set up a completly new VM with Server 2008R2 and SQL2008 SP3, with the same error.

    Any Ideas?

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:28 AM

Answers

  • Thanks for reporting the bug.

    This issue pertains to creation of SSL certificates by the System Center 2012 VMM server for a variety of tasks such as installation, adding a host, adding a library and deploying services. We understand the issue and are investigating further. This issue is related to the leap year date of 2/29 and will not impact operations hereafter. 

    Thanks!
    DeWitt


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:58 PM

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  • Wow! I just posted about the same problem! 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/virtualmachingmgrsetup/thread/0621d820-0eab-4321-824d-99feb41dbdd3

    So that's 2 people hitting the same issue

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:30 AM
  • Funny :-)

    Do you have the IIS-Webrole enabled?

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:40 AM
  • Nope. I faced this problem on 2 different machines. The 2nd was a freshly installed server with only the bare pre-reqs of VMM 2012 installed on it. Nothing else.
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:43 AM
  • Hi guys,

    Maybe this could be helpful; http://rmlinar.net/blog/2011/12/01/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2012-rc-installation/


    Romeo Mlinar
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    • Proposed as answer by Cartegraph Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:21 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Cartegraph Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:21 PM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:44 AM
  • Hello Romeo,

    thanks for the Link, i followed your instructions (except that i'm using a VM), but i still have the same error.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:01 PM
  • Same error, indentical setup and reproduction steps.  Just downloade the bits yesterday.  
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:43 PM
  • I have the same problem, already posted on the other thread.

    But the real problem is that I have lost the count of how many time I have built and rebuilt my home lab with scvmm 2012 rc and never had this problem.

    Starting from today I have this problem and really, I can't find a solution.

    I'm "happy" that I'm not the only one to have this problem.

    Last thing that I could try is rebuild my entire home lab from scratch in a private network with a fresh installation of Active Directory and SQL Database and see what happen.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:47 PM
  • Same error here.

    Waiting for the resolution. Its the same issue for EVAL RTM version also.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:53 PM
  • i think i have a solution.....

    the error occured today, feb 29th, its a leapyear.

    i think that the installer tried to create a certificate which has, for example, 5 years lifetime - but in 5 years there is no 29th feb....

    i don't know if this is the correct answer, but in my mind this could be the issue. i'll test tomorrow :-)
    • Edited by Thomas Brinkmann Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:36 PM typo
    • Proposed as answer by ben.hebert Thursday, March 01, 2012 2:48 PM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:36 PM
  • Thanks for reporting the bug.

    This issue pertains to creation of SSL certificates by the System Center 2012 VMM server for a variety of tasks such as installation, adding a host, adding a library and deploying services. We understand the issue and are investigating further. This issue is related to the leap year date of 2/29 and will not impact operations hereafter. 

    Thanks!
    DeWitt


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:58 PM
  • Problem with Bare Metal Deployment exists too. On Step "Exchange Certificate" we get an Error. Will try tomorow again...

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:40 PM
  • If in a lab environment an alternative is to reset the date to be prior to the 29th, I have just tested this and have managed to install. Changing the date and time back needs to occur after the 29th has past. Clearly this is not a good option for non development/testing environments.

    Thanks

    Dan


    MCP


    • Edited by Daniel Card Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:53 PM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:18 PM
  • Just tried to install SCVMM 2012 but again the same error.

    I'm in Italy and here the time is 00:10

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:12 PM

  • Don't believe it's based on local time(zone), but UTC. So by the time you read this it will probably be working for you.

    De-


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    Thursday, March 01, 2012 12:00 AM

  • Don't believe it's based on local time(zone), but UTC. So by the time you read this it will probably be working for you.

    De-


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Yeah, you right.

    Just tried to install SCVMM 2012 and the installation was successfull.

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 12:42 AM