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    WHS2011 connector installation fails on an Acer Laptop running Vista Ultimate SP2, AMD Sempron 1.8Ghz, 2GB ram.

    I have found many posts on various forums concerning this problem, some of which claim to have been solved. I have tried the various claimed soultions and none have worked for me. I ha afve cleaned the client computer, removed any files in "Program Files" and "Program Data" pertaining to Windows Server, rebooted the computer and attempted another installation after trying each solution.

    These are what appear to be applicable portions of the logs that are written. There are 22 of them.

    ClientDeploy.log

    [4496] 110818.104417.4711: ClientSetup: Install package C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\ClientCoreX86.msi

    [4496] 110818.104417.4867: ClientSetup: Running MSI: C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\ClientCoreX86.msi SOFTWARE_NAME="Windows Home Server 2011" ADMIN_USERNAME="Administrator" ADMIN_PASSWORD=******* REBOOT=ReallySuppress

    [4496] 110818.104737.1274: ClientSetup: Running MSI threw an exception:Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.InstallerException: Fatal error during installation.

    at Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.Installer.CheckInstallResult(UInt32 ret)

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.ClientSetup.ClientDeploy.Helper.RunMsi(String msiPathOrProductCode, String logFilePath, Dictionary`2 msiProperties, Boolean install, ProgressChangedEventHandler progressHandler)

    [4496] 110818.104737.1274: ClientSetup: RunMsi returned error: RetCode=1603

    [4496] 110818.104737.1274: ClientSetup: Failed to install C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\ClientCoreX86.msi

    [4496] 110818.104737.1274: ClientSetup: Exting InstallSoftwareTask.Run

    ClientCoreX86.msi.log

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:31:502]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=SetupMcConnector,,)

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:31:518]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=SetupMcConnector,ActionType=9234,Source=C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\esSetup.exe,Target=**********,)

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:518]: Note: 1: 1722 2: SetupMcConnector 3: C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\esSetup.exe 4: **********

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:596]: Note: 1: 2205 2: 3: Error

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:658]: Note: 1: 2228 2: 3: Error 4: SELECT `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1722

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:705]: Note: 1: 2205 2: 3: Error

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:736]: Note: 1: 2228 2: 3: Error 4: SELECT `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1709

    MSI (s) (8C:C0) [10:46:54:768]: Product: Windows Home Server 2011 Connector -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action SetupMcConnector, location: C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\esSetup.exe, command: **********

    Action ended 10:46:54: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.

    I have not been able to find any kind of definitive solution from Microsoft. It appears that they simply do not care.


    Frederick Kurtz
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 3:53 PM

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