locked
Install of HPC Server 2008 beta 2 pack fails on head node? RRS feed

  • Question

  • All servers in my small Xeon 5160-based cluster have Server 2008 Enterprise installed and are joined to a domain managed by a Server 2003 AD controller. The domain seems to be working as expected, in that logon as domain administrator is quick, as is logon as node administrator.

    Undertaking the install of HPC Pack 2008 (Beta 2) on a cluster node fails at installation of SQLServer 2005 because of the failure to find x86_microsoft.vc80.mfcloc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_3415f6d0.cat and x86_microsoft.vc80.mfcloc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_3415f6d0.manifest files in a temporary directory under the administrator's AppData\Local folder. It sure looks as if the contents of the temp folder were copied from the installation folder tree, with the above files omitted, but that's just my speculation.

    I have tried the installation sourced from a network share, and a local folder, logged on as the domain administrator and the local node administrator, always with the same results, though with popups pointing to different folders missing the files above, from time to time. What's going awry?

    Cheers,
    jwl
    James Livingston
    Friday, June 27, 2008 11:55 PM

Answers

  • Ch9_HPC_Show said:

    Hi James,

    I could guess about the problem you've encountered but it would save us both some time and effort if you chose to instead use the newly published RC1 release...   

    :-)

    Please back-out your beta2 install and download the RC1 from http://Connect.microsoft.com.   Register for the "Windows HPC Server Beta" program.   Find the RC1 installation files via the 'downloads' menu.

    Please let us know if you experience any installation problems with RC1.

    Best Wishes,
    Phil


    http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/the_hpc_show



    Hey Phil,

    Thanks for the response; I had already decided on that direction, so I appreciate the confirmation. I have downloaded the RC1 kit, and am about to try it. I'll let you know if the problem recurs.

    Cheers,
    jwl


    James Livingston
    Monday, July 7, 2008 4:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi James,

    I could guess about the problem you've encountered but it would save us both some time and effort if you chose to instead use the newly published RC1 release...   

    :-)

    Please back-out your beta2 install and download the RC1 from http://Connect.microsoft.com.   Register for the "Windows HPC Server Beta" program.   Find the RC1 installation files via the 'downloads' menu.

    Please let us know if you experience any installation problems with RC1.

    Best Wishes,
    Phil


    http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/the_hpc_show
    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:14 PM
  • Ch9_HPC_Show said:

    Hi James,

    I could guess about the problem you've encountered but it would save us both some time and effort if you chose to instead use the newly published RC1 release...   

    :-)

    Please back-out your beta2 install and download the RC1 from http://Connect.microsoft.com.   Register for the "Windows HPC Server Beta" program.   Find the RC1 installation files via the 'downloads' menu.

    Please let us know if you experience any installation problems with RC1.

    Best Wishes,
    Phil


    http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/the_hpc_show



    Hey Phil,

    Thanks for the response; I had already decided on that direction, so I appreciate the confirmation. I have downloaded the RC1 kit, and am about to try it. I'll let you know if the problem recurs.

    Cheers,
    jwl


    James Livingston
    Monday, July 7, 2008 4:24 PM