Error 1722 when installing Project Central 2000 on Windows 2003 SP1

Hi,

  Currently I'm trying to move our Project Central Server application from an old Windows 2000 server to a new Windows 2003 server.  I didn't got very far, as I ran into an Error 1722.  the event log lists the following error,

Product: Microsoft Project Central Server -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Action ConfigureIIS, location: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI14E.tmp, command: +E:\Program Files\ProjectCentral\

Is there a way to get around this issue.  I've been google'ing on this error and searched the error on EE and found this is occuring for a wide range of applications, all with a specific workaround.

Thanks,
Perre
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Michael PfisterCommented:
First, try to disable your on-access virus scanner during the setup.

Hope it helps,

Michael
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Ok Michael, I tried but it still gives the same error.

Thanks.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
This helped 99% of my cases ...
How did you disable it? If its i.e. NAI/McAfee issue a

net stop McShield

on the command line to really stop the scanner...

Then copy the installation source to a local hard drive, do not install via network.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Do you call the MSI directly or the setup.exe? Anyway, start it from a command prompt and add a /lew+C:\Setup_Project.log to it, i.e.

setup.exe /lew+C:\Setup_Project.log

or

msiexec /i <msi-file>.msi /lew+C:\Setup_Project.log

This will create a log of the msi actions which mght help to pinpoint the problem. If unsure, post your log here.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
That's what I did but it didn't help, I receive the same error.

I'm doing the installation from the cdrom, not over the nework.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
If you copy/copied the source make sure you included all subdirs. Verify your copy is ok.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Next step now is to generate the log file, lets see if this gives a clue. In general this is a problematic error. Its caused by an external program/module the installer tries to execute and it has no idea why it fails....
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Why do I need to copy the instllation files locally, when the original cdrom is in the cdrom player of the server?
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Michael PfisterCommented:
If your CD drive is okay, then you don't need to copy.
But if everything else fails, put your CD in a different machine and copy the files via network to your server.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
I tried to run the setup with the log file option but when running this with setup.exe, I had to chose for /iew insead of /lew.  When running with /iew, it gives the following message 'This installation package could not be opened.  Verify that the package exists and that you can access it'.

With the msiexec line, I typed
msiexec /i websvr.msi /lew+C:\Setup_Project.log     The it shows the windows installer options box but doesn't start the setup either...
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Too bad that it seems to be impossible to get a log out of that thing. I have no idea why the standard MSI switch /lew fails.

The msiexec wrapper setup.exe also seems to ignore or misinterpret additional switches.
Does setup give command line help if called with setup /?
If there is a readable setup.ini you might try copying everything to a hard disk and add the log switch to the setup.ini.

Here is a link to the msiexec command line params: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314881/en-us
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Try putting a blank between the + sign and the path to the log file:

msiexec /i websvr.msi /lew+ C:\Setup_Project.log
--------------------------------^
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Thanks, the log option was listed when doing a setup /?.  

Here are the results...


=== Logging started: 10/04/2006  15:44:00 ===
Action 15:44:00: INSTALL.
Action start 15:44:00: INSTALL.
Action 15:44:00: LaunchConditions. Evaluating launch conditions
Action start 15:44:00: LaunchConditions.
Action ended 15:44:00: LaunchConditions. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:00: PreActionDialog.
Action start 15:44:00: PreActionDialog.
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control LeftSideBmp on dialog PreActionDialog extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog on the bottom by 57 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
Info 2898. Tahoma8, Tahoma, 1
Info 2898. TahomaWhite8, Tahoma, 1
Info 2898. TahomaBoldWhite18, Tahoma, 1
Action 15:44:01: PreActionDialog. Dialog created
Action ended 15:44:01: PreActionDialog. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: FindRelatedProducts. Searching for related applications
Action start 15:44:01: FindRelatedProducts.
Action ended 15:44:01: FindRelatedProducts. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:01: AppSearch. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:01: AppSearch.
Action ended 15:44:01: AppSearch. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: CostInitialize. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:01: CostInitialize.
Action ended 15:44:01: CostInitialize. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: FileCost. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:01: FileCost.
Action ended 15:44:01: FileCost. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: OWSCADLL.
Action start 15:44:01: OWSCADLL.
Action ended 15:44:01: OWSCADLL. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: CostFinalize. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:01: CostFinalize.
Action ended 15:44:01: CostFinalize. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: MigrateFeatureStates. Migrating feature states from related applications
Action start 15:44:01: MigrateFeatureStates.
Action ended 15:44:01: MigrateFeatureStates. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:01: SP4Check.
Action start 15:44:01: SP4Check.
Action ended 15:44:01: SP4Check. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:01: z_UserInfo.
Action start 15:44:01: z_UserInfo.
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control LeftSideBmp on dialog z_UserInfo extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog on the bottom by 57 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
Info 2898. TahomaBoldWhite8, Tahoma, 1
Info 2898. TahomaBold8, Tahoma, 1
Info 2898. Tahoma8__UL, Tahoma, 0
Action 15:44:01: z_UserInfo. Dialog created
Action 15:44:05: ValidatePID.
Action start 15:44:05: ValidatePID.
Action ended 15:44:05: ValidatePID. Return value 1.
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control LeftSideBmp on dialog z_EULA extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog on the bottom by 57 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control Label2 on dialog z_EULA extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog to the right by 9 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
DEBUG: Error 2827:  The button I &accept the terms in the License Agreement on the radiobutton group Group on dialog z_EULA extends beyond the boundaries of the group to the right by 34 pixels
Internal Error 2827: Please contact product support for assistance.
DEBUG: Error 2827:  The button I &do not accept the License Agreement (Exit Setup) on the radiobutton group Group on dialog z_EULA extends beyond the boundaries of the group to the right by 34 pixels
Internal Error 2827: Please contact product support for assistance.
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control Label0 on dialog z_EULA extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog to the right by 9 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
Action 15:44:05: z_EULA. Dialog created
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control LeftSideBmp on dialog z_ReadyToInstall extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog on the bottom by 57 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
Action 15:44:07: z_ReadyToInstall. Dialog created
Action 15:44:09: SAPassword. Dialog created
DEBUG: Error 2826:  Control LeftSideBmp on dialog z_InstallingShort extends beyond the boundaries of the dialog on the bottom by 57 pixels
Internal Error 2826: Please contact product support for assistance.
Action 15:44:13: z_InstallingShort. Dialog created
DEBUG: Error 2726:  Action not found: z_UserInfo
Internal Error 2726: Please contact product support for assistance.
Action ended 15:44:13: z_UserInfo. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:13: ExecuteAction.
Action start 15:44:13: ExecuteAction.
Action 15:44:13: INSTALL.
Action start 15:44:13: INSTALL.
Action 15:44:13: LaunchConditions. Evaluating launch conditions
Action start 15:44:13: LaunchConditions.
Action ended 15:44:13: LaunchConditions. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:13: CheckLanguagesCA.
Action start 15:44:13: CheckLanguagesCA.
Action ended 15:44:14: CheckLanguagesCA. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: FindRelatedProducts. Searching for related applications
Action start 15:44:14: FindRelatedProducts.
Action ended 15:44:14: FindRelatedProducts. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: AppSearch. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:14: AppSearch.
Action ended 15:44:14: AppSearch. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: ValidatePID.
Action start 15:44:14: ValidatePID.
Action ended 15:44:14: ValidatePID. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: CostInitialize. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:14: CostInitialize.
Action ended 15:44:14: CostInitialize. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: FileCost. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:14: FileCost.
Action ended 15:44:14: FileCost. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: CostFinalize. Preparing to install Microsoft Project Central Server
Action start 15:44:14: CostFinalize.
Action ended 15:44:14: CostFinalize. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: ResolveSource.
Action start 15:44:14: ResolveSource.
Action ended 15:44:14: ResolveSource. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SetODBCFolders. Initializing ODBC directories
Action start 15:44:14: SetODBCFolders.
SetODBCFolders:
SetODBCFolders:
SetODBCFolders:
SetODBCFolders:
Action ended 15:44:14: SetODBCFolders. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: MigrateFeatureStates. Migrating feature states from related applications
Action start 15:44:14: MigrateFeatureStates.
Action ended 15:44:14: MigrateFeatureStates. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: InstallValidate. Validating install
Action start 15:44:14: InstallValidate.
Action ended 15:44:14: InstallValidate. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: CHANGESQLPATH.
Action start 15:44:14: CHANGESQLPATH.
Action ended 15:44:14: CHANGESQLPATH. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: InstallInitialize.
Action start 15:44:14: InstallInitialize.
Action ended 15:44:14: InstallInitialize. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: ProcessComponents. Updating component registration
Action start 15:44:14: ProcessComponents.
Action 15:44:14: GenerateScript. Generating script operations for action:
GenerateScript: Updating component registration
Action ended 15:44:14: ProcessComponents. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UNINSTALLSQLEXE.
Action start 15:44:14: UNINSTALLSQLEXE.
Action ended 15:44:14: UNINSTALLSQLEXE. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SQLWRAPPERPATH.
Action start 15:44:14: SQLWRAPPERPATH.
Action ended 15:44:14: SQLWRAPPERPATH. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SetvalueforEDITISSFILE.
Action start 15:44:14: SetvalueforEDITISSFILE.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetvalueforEDITISSFILE. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SetLOGFILE.
Action start 15:44:14: SetLOGFILE.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetLOGFILE. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SetQuietFlag.
Action start 15:44:14: SetQuietFlag.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetQuietFlag. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: SetQuietMode.
Action start 15:44:14: SetQuietMode.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetQuietMode. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: SetModiniPath.
Action start 15:44:14: SetModiniPath.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetModiniPath. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: OWSCADLLQ.
Action start 15:44:14: OWSCADLLQ.
Action ended 15:44:14: OWSCADLLQ. Return value 0.
Action 15:44:14: SetDatabaseEmbedded.
Action start 15:44:14: SetDatabaseEmbedded.
Action ended 15:44:14: SetDatabaseEmbedded. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: StopServices. Stopping services
Action start 15:44:14: StopServices.
Action ended 15:44:14: StopServices. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: DeleteServices. Deleting services
Action start 15:44:14: DeleteServices.
Action ended 15:44:14: DeleteServices. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: RemoveODBC. Removing ODBC components
Action start 15:44:14: RemoveODBC.
RemoveODBC:
Action ended 15:44:14: RemoveODBC. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnpublishComponents. Unpublishing Qualified Components
Action start 15:44:14: UnpublishComponents.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnpublishComponents. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnpublishFeatures. Unpublishing Product Features
Action start 15:44:14: UnpublishFeatures.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnpublishFeatures. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: SelfUnregModules. Unregistering modules
Action start 15:44:14: SelfUnregModules.
Action ended 15:44:14: SelfUnregModules. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterTypeLibraries. Unregistering type library
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterTypeLibraries.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterTypeLibraries. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: RemoveRegistryValues. Removing system registry values
Action start 15:44:14: RemoveRegistryValues.
Action ended 15:44:14: RemoveRegistryValues. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterClassInfo. Unregister Class servers
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterClassInfo.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterClassInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterExtensionInfo. Unregistering extension servers
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterExtensionInfo.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterExtensionInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterProgIdInfo. Unregistering program identifiers
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterProgIdInfo.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterProgIdInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterMIMEInfo. Unregistering MIME info
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterMIMEInfo.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterMIMEInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: CreateFolders. Creating folders
Action start 15:44:14: CreateFolders.
CreateFolders: Folder: Creating folders
Action ended 15:44:14: CreateFolders. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: UnregisterFonts. Unregistering fonts
Action start 15:44:14: UnregisterFonts.
Action ended 15:44:14: UnregisterFonts. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: RemoveDuplicateFiles. Removing duplicated files
Action start 15:44:14: RemoveDuplicateFiles.
Action ended 15:44:14: RemoveDuplicateFiles. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: RemoveFiles. Removing files
Action start 15:44:14: RemoveFiles.
Action ended 15:44:14: RemoveFiles. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: MoveFiles. Moving files
Action start 15:44:14: MoveFiles.
Action ended 15:44:14: MoveFiles. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:14: InstallFiles. Copying new files
Action start 15:44:14: InstallFiles.
InstallFiles: Copying file: Copying new files (bytes) to
Action ended 15:44:15: InstallFiles. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: DuplicateFiles. Copying new files
Action start 15:44:15: DuplicateFiles.
Action ended 15:44:15: DuplicateFiles. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: BindImage. Binding executables
Action start 15:44:15: BindImage.
BindImage: File: Binding executables
Action ended 15:44:15: BindImage. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterTypeLibraries. Registering type library
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterTypeLibraries.
RegisterTypeLibraries: Registering type library
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterTypeLibraries. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterClassInfo. Registering Class servers
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterClassInfo.
RegisterClassInfo: Class Id: Registering Class servers
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterClassInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterExtensionInfo. Registering extension servers
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterExtensionInfo.
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterExtensionInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterProgIdInfo. Registering program identifiers
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterProgIdInfo.
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterProgIdInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterMIMEInfo. Registering MIME info
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterMIMEInfo.
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterMIMEInfo. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: CustomActionDll.
Action start 15:44:15: CustomActionDll.
Action ended 15:44:15: CustomActionDll. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: SetODBCDSNFolder.
Action start 15:44:15: SetODBCDSNFolder.
Action ended 15:44:15: SetODBCDSNFolder. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: WriteRegistryValues. Writing system registry values
Action start 15:44:15: WriteRegistryValues.
WriteRegistryValues: Key: Writing system registry values, Name: , Value:
Action ended 15:44:15: WriteRegistryValues. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RemoveIniValues. Removing INI files entries
Action start 15:44:15: RemoveIniValues.
Action ended 15:44:15: RemoveIniValues. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RemoveEnvironmentStrings. Updating environment strings
Action start 15:44:15: RemoveEnvironmentStrings.
Action ended 15:44:15: RemoveEnvironmentStrings. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: WriteIniValues. Updating INI files
Action start 15:44:15: WriteIniValues.
Action ended 15:44:15: WriteIniValues. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: Msjet40SelfReg.
Action start 15:44:15: Msjet40SelfReg.
Msjet40SelfReg:
Action ended 15:44:15: Msjet40SelfReg. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: Msjetoledb40SelfReg.
Action start 15:44:15: Msjetoledb40SelfReg.
Msjetoledb40SelfReg:
Action ended 15:44:15: Msjetoledb40SelfReg. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: Msjtes40SelfReg.
Action start 15:44:15: Msjtes40SelfReg.
Msjtes40SelfReg:
Action ended 15:44:15: Msjtes40SelfReg. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: Msrd2x40SelfReg.
Action start 15:44:15: Msrd2x40SelfReg.
Msrd2x40SelfReg:
Action ended 15:44:15: Msrd2x40SelfReg. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: Msrd3x40SelfReg.
Action start 15:44:15: Msrd3x40SelfReg.
Msrd3x40SelfReg:
Action ended 15:44:15: Msrd3x40SelfReg. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: WriteEnvironmentStrings. Updating environment strings
Action start 15:44:15: WriteEnvironmentStrings.
Action ended 15:44:15: WriteEnvironmentStrings. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: SelfRegModules. Registering modules
Action start 15:44:15: SelfRegModules.
SelfRegModules:  
Action ended 15:44:15: SelfRegModules. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: InstallServices. Installing new services
Action start 15:44:15: InstallServices.
Action ended 15:44:15: InstallServices. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: StartServices. Starting services
Action start 15:44:15: StartServices.
Action ended 15:44:15: StartServices. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RemoveShortcuts. Removing shortcuts
Action start 15:44:15: RemoveShortcuts.
Action ended 15:44:15: RemoveShortcuts. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: CreateShortcuts. Creating shortcuts
Action start 15:44:15: CreateShortcuts.
Action ended 15:44:15: CreateShortcuts. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RemoveFolders. Removing folders
Action start 15:44:15: RemoveFolders.
Action ended 15:44:15: RemoveFolders. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterUser. Registering user
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterUser.
RegisterUser: Registering user
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterUser. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterProduct. Registering product
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterProduct.
RegisterProduct: Registering product
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterProduct. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: PublishComponents. Publishing Qualified Components
Action start 15:44:15: PublishComponents.
PublishComponents: Component ID: Publishing Qualified Components, Qualifier:
Action ended 15:44:15: PublishComponents. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: RegisterFonts. Registering fonts
Action start 15:44:15: RegisterFonts.
RegisterFonts: Font: Registering fonts
Action ended 15:44:15: RegisterFonts. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: PublishFeatures. Publishing Product Features
Action start 15:44:15: PublishFeatures.
PublishFeatures: Feature: Publishing Product Features
Action ended 15:44:15: PublishFeatures. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: PublishProduct. Publishing product information
Action start 15:44:15: PublishProduct.
PublishProduct:
Action ended 15:44:15: PublishProduct. Return value 1.
Action 15:44:15: ConfigureIIS.
Action start 15:44:15: ConfigureIIS.
DEBUG: Error 2858:  The data for the bitmap Picture is not valid
Internal Error 2858: Please contact product support for assistance.
DEBUG: Error 2835:  The control ErrorIcon was not found on dialog ErrorDialog
Internal Error 2835: Please contact product support for assistance.
Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Action ConfigureIIS, location: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI6C.tmp, command: +E:\ProjectCentral\
MSI (s) (A0:80) [15:44:16:811]: Product: Microsoft Project Central Server -- Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.  Action ConfigureIIS, location: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI6C.tmp, command: +E:\ProjectCentral\

Action ended 15:44:16: ConfigureIIS. Return value 3.
Action ended 15:44:16: INSTALL. Return value 3.
Action ended 15:44:16: ExecuteAction. Return value 3.
Action 15:44:16: FatalError.
Action start 15:44:16: FatalError.
DEBUG: Error 2836:  The control Restore on the dialog FatalError can not take focus
Internal Error 2836: Please contact product support for assistance.
Action 15:44:16: FatalError. Dialog created
Action ended 15:44:17: FatalError. Return value 2.
Action ended 15:44:17: INSTALL. Return value 3.
=== Logging stopped: 10/04/2006  15:44:17 ===
MSI (c) (B0:40) [15:44:17:701]: Product: Microsoft Project Central Server -- Installation operation failed.

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Michael PfisterCommented:
This is the culprit:

> Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or > package vendor.  Action ConfigureIIS, location: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI6C.tmp, command: +E:\ProjectCentral\


The setup tries to configure the IIS on your server machine. Verify that the IIS is running on your server. If it seems to be ok, try to remove IIS and then reinstall IIS, check its running ok.


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Michael PfisterCommented:
Digging a bit I've found:

http://www.mcse.ms/archive204-2004-4-580551.html

especially:

>This is explained very well in the Project Server Guides
>for 2003, and do make sure you follow the guide's steps
>on having everything in order before installing. There's
>a lot of pieces to this project puzzle.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Mm, the link in that piece of information, takes me to a commercial site from HP about blade servers.  Don't know where I'll can find the Project Server Guides they are referring to.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
About the IIS remark you made, this is all happening on a newly installed test server.  IIS got installed only this morning, no settings were made except to allow ASP and Frontpage Server extentions.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
There is a problem with Project Server 2003  and Windows 2003. have you tried this?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871158/en-us
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Michael PfisterCommented:
I'm not sure if a verbose log could give more insight, but here's how to generate it:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823587/en-us

Doesn't make sense to post the entire log here, maybe the last 20 to 50 lines are enough, just look where it fails.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
This is not Project Server 2003, it's Project Central Server 2000 which I'm trying to install.  It is part of the compatible software list that Microsocft has on its site for Windows 2003.
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Ok, I tried this procedure, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871158/en-us , but it also didn't fix the problem.  The error in that document looks a lot like the one we have here...  Damm IIS.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Do you have Windows 2003 SP1 and Project Central Server 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1)? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896367)

Seen this? http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBN/tip6900/rh6965.htm

Sorry, but then the only thing left is call Microsoft Product Support. Maybe theit internal bug database has more infos on it. If its a bug and not your "fault", its even free of charge....
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Perre_CAuthor Commented:
Yes, both sites I've been on.  The first confirms that you can install Project Central Server 2000 on Windows 2003 SP1, unfortunately I'm having a hard time with it.

The last link I also read but there they already asume that you were able to install it.  In that document they already have the project folder in IIS, I didn't get that far.

Ok, I'll try to find their number and pray they will help me...  I'll grant you the points anyway for the time and effort you put into this issue!!  Thanks a lot for the support.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Wait until you see IIS machines that are "hardend" by some "specialists"  by denying user rights to the Guests group ... everything works fine until you need anonymous access for any reason (i.e. WSUS requires it) ... drives you nuts because its the LAST thing you think of...
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Thanks for the points. If you get it solved by MS support, post their solution here, it might help others with the same problem...
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