Problems installing vCenter Server

I have VMware ESXi installed and everything seems to work fine.
Now, I'm installing VMware vCenter Server, and I'm encountering a problem with error messages in the attached, "Error message.pdf"

Is the vCenter Inventory Service supposed to be running prior to installing vCenter Server?  What about the Lookup service?

Thanks
Error-message.pdf
Dwight BaerStudentAsked:
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
Ooops ... I corrected an obvious error in the name of the VMware vCenter server, but I still can't communicate with the inventory service.

See attached.

Thanks
Error-message-2.pdf
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Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Try to uninstall and reinstall inventory service and then reinstall vcenter.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure how to uninstall the Inventory Service.  Attached is a snap of what's installed, in Programs and Features.
Error-message-3.pdf
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
OK, I think I'm figuring this out.

The problem was, I did the "Simple Install".  And I think for some reason, the install hung after the Single Sign On part.

So now, I'm using the Custom Install and I've successfully installed the vSphere Web client, and the vCenter Inventory Service, and now it's happily installing vCenter Server.
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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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Ganesh Kumar ASr Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
I am glad your issue is solved.
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