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vCenter Server 5 installation fails - LDAP error

Hi all,

I am trying to install vCenter Server 5 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Note that this is a blank install with no other services. Every time I try to install, I get the following error:

Setup cannot create vCenter Server Directory Services Instance.

I have checked jointool.log, which displays the following:

[2011-09-22 00:18:45,241  com.vmware.vim.jointool] Failed to find instance config at: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\instance.cfg", assuming defaults
[2011-09-22 00:18:45,241  com.vmware.vim.jointool] Storage directory not found in instance.cfg.
[2011-09-22 00:18:45,256  com.vmware.vim.jointool] Failed to initialize LDAP instance manager: : Action: Local ldap environment verification
Problem: LDAP tools not found in "C:\Windows\ADAM"

[2011-09-22 00:18:45,272  com.vmware.vim.jointool] Initialization error.


I've also checked the status.txt and can see the following:



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Failed to initialize LDAP instance manager:
Action: Local ldap environment verification
Problem: LDAP tools not found in "C:\Windows\ADAM"

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Initialization error.


Can anyone shed any light on this?


Cheers.
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Logic-Networks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This is not a Domain Controller?

vCenter installations are not supported on a Domain Controller.
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Logic-NetworksAuthor Commented:
It's not a domain controller, only a domain member.
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
did you get this resolved?  Have you tried removing this server from the domain and installing?
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Logic-NetworksAuthor Commented:
Hi guys,

The only way I could resolve this was to rebuild the entire operating system. It worked perfectly the next time, not a single hiccup. The only difference was that I did not allow any Windows Updates through until I'd installed vCenter.

Thanks for your replies.
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Logic-NetworksAuthor Commented:
No responses helped in fixing the problem.
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