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Hello,

I am attempting to perform a routine installation of a new instance on SQL Server, namely an Analysis Services instance.

When I configure everything it appears to begin setting up then stops with an error. The log is posted below.

Thanks in advance!

=== Verbose logging started: 10/27/2014  11:27:55  Build type: SHIP UNICODE 5.00.7601.00  Calling process: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\SQLServer2012\x64\ScenarioEngine.exe ===
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:686]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:686]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:686]: ******* RunEngine:
           ******* Product: G:\x64\setup\sql_as.msi
           ******* Action:
           ******* CommandLine: **********
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:687]: Client-side and UI is none or basic: Running entire install on the server.
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:687]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:770]: Cloaking enabled.
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:770]: Attempting to enable all disabled privileges before calling Install on Server
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:777]: Incrementing counter to disable shutdown. Counter after increment: 0
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:790]: Running installation inside multi-package transaction G:\x64\setup\sql_as.msi
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:790]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:794]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:794]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:794]: ******* RunEngine:
           ******* Product: G:\x64\setup\sql_as.msi
           ******* Action:
           ******* CommandLine: **********
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:795]: Machine policy value 'TransformsSecure' is 1
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:796]: Note: 1: 2263 2: SummaryInformation 3: -2147287039
MSI (s) (B8:30) [11:27:55:796]: MainEngineThread is returning 1624
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:798]: User policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:798]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:798]: Incrementing counter to disable shutdown. Counter after increment: 0
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:798]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:798]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:799]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\InProgress 3: 2
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:799]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\InProgress 3: 2
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:799]: Decrementing counter to disable shutdown. If counter >= 0, shutdown will be denied.  Counter after decrement: -1
MSI (s) (B8:38) [11:27:55:799]: Restoring environment variables
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:800]: Decrementing counter to disable shutdown. If counter >= 0, shutdown will be denied.  Counter after decrement: -1
MSI (c) (14:7C) [11:27:55:801]: MainEngineThread is returning 1624
=== Verbose logging stopped: 10/27/2014  11:27:55 ===
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Interesting.  1624 means

"Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid."

Now, in case you didn't know, a transform is an MST file that is applied to the MSI installer to modify its behaviour in some way.  It is unlikely that these cannot be found, since you are most likely running from an official install source.

As you mention you are installing a new instance, have you made sure any old instances are not present?  If not, remove them.

If this still doesn't help, try running the install in repair mode by appending /action=repair to the command line.

HTH!
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