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VCenter 6.7 New Install on Windows Server 2016 - Could not get certificate fingerprint from host

Trying to install VCenter 6.7 on a Windows 2016 server.  I am selecting the New Installation option. Have opened port 443 via the windows firewall Incoming Port configuration (though when I use netstat -a, it does not show as open).  My 2016 server is a virtual machine on an 6.7 ESXi  VSphere host and I have mapped to a drive on the local machine to access the installer.

I continue to get the following error:  Could not get certificate fingerprint from host, 192.168.0.25: Error: connect ECONNREFUSED.

Any recommendations on what to try next?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
You do know that vCenter Server for Windows is End of Life, and going away ?

Why not install VCSA ?
lipotechSys Eng

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Commented:
It is actually VCSA 6.7
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
tried a different computer, e.g. Windows 10 workstation ?
lipotechSys Eng

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Let me try that and will get back shortly.
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So this issue, is when the VCSA 6.7 installer, tries to import the VCSA 6.7 into an ESXi host ?

and the root username and password is correct, and you can connect with the root username and password using the HTML5 client ?

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Could try netstat -a -o to capture the PID of an app using port 443, such as a web server...

lipotechSys Eng

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Commented:
Thanks, Andrew for your assistance.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Expert of the Year 2017

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np