vCenter 5.1 installed onto Server 2012

Fix from here:  http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1978519#r35738525 via http://communities.vmware.com/thread/419232

  1. Using the 2012 box you're trying to install vCenter 5.1 on, go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vpxd
  2. Open the DependOnService key and remove ProtectedStorage from the list
  3. Ensure the vCenter Server and WebMgmt services are using domain logons
  4. Reboot
  5. Start the vCenter Server service - will take a bit, but will work
  6. Re-run JUST the vCenter install for it to complete successfully
I spent several head-scratching hours trying to figure this out, now working like a charm.

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