Installation SCVMM 2012 RC fails

When you’re trying to install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM 2012) Release Candidate (RC), the installation ‘SetupVM’ may crash as soon as it’s “checking for required prerequisites hardware and software”. In your eventlog the following event appears:

Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Event ID:      1001
Level:         Information
Fault bucket 2452815883, type 5
Event Name: CLR20r3
Cab Id: 0
Problem signature:
P1: setupvm.exe
P2: 1.0.523.0
P3: 4e5ca038
P4: mscorlib
P6: 4e1539fa
P7: 349e
P8: e1
P9: System.IO.FileNotFoundException

In addition, there a setup logfile at the following location:

This log will report an error like:

ignore DirectoryNotFoundException, the inner excption: Threw Exception.Type: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException, Exception.Message: Could not find a part of the path C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\

To work around this issue, you may try to install the SCVMM Console directly from the MSI, instead of using the SetupVM wizard. To do so, follow these steps:

Log on as a domain administrator. This is important as otherwise the installation of the Admin Console will rollback in the end.

Once you’re logged on, In the source directory of your setup files, navigate to
%your_scvmm_install_source%\amd64\Setup\msi\Client  (if you’re using a 64bit client OS), or:

%your_scvmm_install_source%\i386\Setup\msi\Client  (if you’re using a 32bit client)
After running AdminConsole.msi, Setup will start immediately. When facing the error “Could not write value IndigoTcpPort to key …” click Ignore. Setup continues, and completes successfully (no notification).

The SCVMM console is now installed and can be run from:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager\bin\VmmAdminUI.exe"

Leave a Reply

1 Comment on "Installation SCVMM 2012 RC fails"

Notify of
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Ronald B

Thanks! Works like a jekko!