First published on TECHNET on Feb 12, 2009
Here's an issue that was sent to me by Michelle Foley, one of our top SCVMM and App-V Support Escalation Engineers. She didn't see this officially documented anywhere so here you go:
An installation of SCVMM 2008 may fail after the pre-requisites are checked and return the following error:
ID: 205. Details: Fatal error during installation
In the ServerSetup.log file you may see this error:
MSI (s) (98:60) [13:27:08:979]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Server (x64). Product Version: 2.0.3444.0. Product Language: 1033. Installation success or error status: 1603.
No other details in the log provide help on the root cause of the failure. A trace log of the install should have this information: