Archive for December, 2013

Tip: Do not change the default installation location for ConfigMgr 2012

December 11, 2013

When you specify a different installation location for ConfigMgr 2012 when installing your siteserver or server with MP role, you might get into some trouble.
It seems that some components are very attached to the default “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager” folder.

Error 1: when installing smsmmp, the installation is unable to create the SMS_CCM folder underneath the “Microsoft Configuration Manager” folder, and thus fails the smsmp.msi install with vague error 1603.
“mp.msi exited with return code: 1603″
Fatal MSI error – mp.msi could not be installed”
Also the BGBsetup.msi fails, with the same errors.
After manually creating this folder, the install of the MP role and the BGB succeeds.

Error 2: after installing the bgb role, its registration with .Net 4 fails.
The Error in BgbSetup.Log says:
“Fatal MSI Error – bgbisapi.msi could not be installed”
And a little bit above that:
“CTool::RegisterComPlusSErvice: Failed to register E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\microsoft.configurationmanager.bgbserverchannel.dll with .Net FX 4.0”

This is also due to the files being installed in a different location, which the Regsvc.exe of .Net FW doesn’t like.
In order to fix this, you have to modify 2 files in your .Net FW folder (probably C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319)
Modify InstallUtil.exe.config and Regsvc.exe.config
Add the following text to these files, just below the “configuration” bit: (remove the <Code> tags, i included them to keep WordPress from removing my code)


<loadFromRemoteSources enabled=”true”/>


After saving these file, retry the configuration of bgb by stopping and starting the SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER.
This will re-trigger the configuration of the Client Notification Service, and this time, the registration with .Net FW 4.0 will succeed.

If you have problems editing these files, check this post