ConfigMgr 2012 Management Point will not install

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 16. May 2012 22:54

Today I had a strange problem when instaling a Management Point (MP) on a Primary ConfigMgr 2012 site server that is a child of a ConfigMgr 2012 Central Administration Site.


The problem:

The installation of the MP failed with the well-known 1603 error that is a generic error that can be caused by several things.

A closer look at the mpmsi.log file showed the following cause of the problem:


Action start 11:40:26: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit.

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:152]: Note: 1: 2235 2:3: ExtendedType 4: SELECT `Action`,`Type`,`Source`,`Target`, NULL, `ExtendedType` FROM `CustomAction` WHERE `Action` = 'CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit'

MSI (s) (80:40) [11:40:26:167]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\Windows\Installer\MSI23B.tmp, Entrypoint: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit

[11:40:26] Getting settings from WMI and storing in D:\Prog\SMS_CCM\polmig.mof

CustomAction CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)

Action ended 11:40:26: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit. Return value 3.

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:167]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:167]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:183]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:183]: No System Restore sequence number for this installation.

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:183]: Unlocking Server

Action ended 11:40:26: INSTALL. Return value 3.


The solution:

I had chosen a non-standard location for installation of ConfigMgr. "D:\Prog\Microsoft Configuration Manager". Therefore the MP installation would try to install in the "D:\prog\SMS_CCM" folder.

The problem was that at the time the MP installation tried to generate the polmig.mof file it had not yet created the SMS_CCM folder.

I therefore created the SMS_CCM folder manually before I reinstalled the MP. Now the MP installed as it should.

Some people might think of this as a feature… I think it is a bug :-D



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My name is Thomas Forsmark Sørensen.

I live in Odense in Denmark and work for Globeteam in Virum.

I am working as a Microsoft Infrastructure consultant with main focus on application and Operating System Deployment.

I work mostly with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013, but I also work with other of Microsofts products. 


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