HPC Pack 2016 - Install server components - error 1639 - Invalid command line argument RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all, 

    I am trying to install HPC Pack 2016 on a brand new windows server 2016 on AWS. 

    I get the following error while installing "Microsoft HPC Pack 2016 Server Components": 

    Component Microsoft HPC Pack 2016 Server Components cannot be installed with error code 1639. Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command line help.

    Dose any one have any ideas why I am getting this? 


    Monday, March 5, 2018 5:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

      First, please try the HPC Pack 2016 Update 1 instead of 2016.

      And let us know whether you are trying setup through GUI, or through commandline?  If through the commandline, could you share the commandline with us? If through GUI, could you share the setup log with us to hpcpack@microsoft.com? the log is located at c:\windows\temp\hpcsetuplogs

    Qiufang Shi

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:43 AM
  • Hi Qiufang, 

    Sorry I should have mentioned that I'm using the HPC Pack 16 update 1 and using GUI to install. 

    I have sent the log folder to hpcpack@microsoft.com

    Can you please check and provide a solution? 


    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:24 AM
  • Thanks for sharing the logs, we had replied, the connection string cannot cannot contain spaces.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:02 AM