SSO command line installation fails with error code 1603 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We are trying to automate the remote installation of vCenter 5.1 using batch files. The sequence of the installation is Single-Sign-On, Inventory & vcServer. So we have created the batch files of the aforesaid three components and invoke them in the same order. The installation is successful when done on a local VM, but it gives Error : 1603 when we invoke the Single-Sign-On batch file on remote VM using a PSSession.

    Contents of SSo.bat is:

    start /wait C:\vc\Single_Sign_On\\"vCenter Single Sign On.msi"\ /L1033 /v"/qr MASTER_PASSWORD=Admin@12345 RSA_DBA_PASSWORD=Admin.67890 RSA_USER_PASSWORD=Admin.67890 CONFIG_TYPE=Setup SETUP_TYPE=Basic SSO_DB_SERVER_TYPE=Bundled COMPUTER_FQDN= SSO_HTTPS_PORT=7444 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\vCenter\" /L*v \"c:\vim-sso-msi.log\""

    Here's the log file for it.

    Due to which error remote installation of SSO fails?

    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:581]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: vCenter Single Sign On. Product Version: Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603.

    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:581]: Attempting to delete file C:\Windows\Installer\56fcfb.mst
    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:597]: Deferring clean up of packages/files, if any exist
    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:597]: Attempting to delete file C:\Windows\Installer\56fcfb.mst
    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:597]: Unable to delete the file outside of the engine. LastError = 2
    MSI (s) (F4:AC) [22:21:37:597]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
    MSI (s) (F4:2C) [22:21:37:597]: RESTART MANAGER: Session closed.
    MSI (s) (F4:2C) [22:21:37:597]: No System Restore sequence number for this installation.
    === Logging stopped: 5/2/2013  22:21:37 ===
    MSI (c) (4C:64) [22:21:37:612]: Decrementing counter to disable shutdown. If counter >= 0, shutdown will be denied.  Counter after decrement: -1
    MSI (c) (4C:64) [22:21:37:612]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603

    Friday, May 3, 2013 10:19 AM