error 25036 on install of vcenter 2.5

I am attempting to install vcenter 2.5 on a 2003 box and getting this error any ideas?>
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
i am loooking for the minumun system requirements for vcenter 2.5 do you have a link?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VirtualCenter Server Requirements

are in this document

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_installation_guide.pdf
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
do you think it is an iissue that it is xeon processor? 1.6ghz?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, I've installed VC 2.5 on Xeon 550MHz CPUs.

Follow the troubleshooting guide in the first post.

Do you have an earlier version of SQL?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check the vim-all-msi.log logfile.
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
it does not seem to create this file i only see one from 2008
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
yes i moved the existing vim-all-msi.log and it did not create a new one is there a way to create verbose logging onthe installl
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
here is what i found on the VMINST.log in the users temp dir

VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Begin Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 --- CA exec: VMCheckDsn
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Getting Property DB_DSN = VMware VirtualCenter
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 ERROR: 'VMware VirtualCenter' does not exist or is not a system DSN: 2.
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Getting Property UILevel = 4
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Setting property DatabaseOK =
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Setting property FORMAT_DB =
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Setting property LAUNCHWIZARD =
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 Setting property VPX_START = 1
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:43:47 End Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Begin Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 --- CA exec: VMSetIndexHtmlPage
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Getting Property CustomActionData = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\docRoot\;index1.html
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Found "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\docRoot\index1.html"
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 End Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Begin Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 --- CA exec: VMGenerateSSLKeys
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Getting Property CustomActionData = C:\DOCUME~1\CWPS-A~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1\{463D9F90-A18E-450C-BDFC-CE62AEBE70F8};C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\;C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\;
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Found "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.crt"
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Found "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.key"
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Found "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.pfx"
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Using existing SSL key files from 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\'
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 End Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Begin Logging
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 --- CA exec: VMStartMsde
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Getting Property CustomActionData = SQLEXP_VIM
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Inst_StartService: Attempting to start service: MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Inst_StartService: Service Manager successfully opened
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Inst_StartService: Service could not be opened: ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Inst_StartService: Attempting to open service using reduced permissions
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 Inst_StartService: Service could not be opened: ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST
VMware VirtualCenter-build-227637: 04/05/11 17:44:52 End Logging
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there is an error about a system dsn and starting the service, when does the error 25036 occur?

is this the entire log?
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
yes in the final phase of the install , after it hangs a long time in the SQL install , when it is done it rolls back all ,

I am thinking if i can manually insall SQL2005 and create a DB and point to it maybe iut work?

what service is it talking about i think it is MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM
  I am assuming that it is cuase it is the last service that what attempted to be started


so i need to install SQL2005 ? create a DB called MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM
 and connect to it ???

thanks for all the help !
NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
I built a new server and never resolved this
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's an Windows Installer error, I suspect. Request closeure and deletion.

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