vCenter 5.1 installed onto Server 2012

Fix from here: via

  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.


Popular posts from this blog

Fixing duplicate SPNs (service principal name)

DFSR - eventid 4312 - replication just won't work

Logstash to Nagios - alerting based on Windows Event ID