[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] Installing the connector software - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Fri, Dec 7 2012 22:41 bradley

Installing the connector software

[2508] 121207.212400.9576: ClientSetup: Running MSI: C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\ClientCoreX86.msi  SOFTWARE_NAME="Windows Home Server 2011" ADMIN_USERNAME="Administrator" ADMIN_PASSWORD=******* PATCH="C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\KB2705129-x86.msp" REBOOT=ReallySuppress
[2508] 121207.213434.1736: ClientSetup: Running MSI threw an exception:Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.InstallerException: Fatal error during installation.
   at Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.Installer.CheckInstallResult(UInt32 ret)
   at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.ClientSetup.ClientDeploy.Helper.RunMsi(String msiPathOrProductCode, String logFilePath, Dictionary`2 msiProperties, Boolean install, ProgressChangedEventHandler progressHandler)
[2508] 121207.213434.1746: ClientSetup: RunMsi returned error: RetCode=1603
[2508] 121207.213434.1756: ClientSetup: Failed to install C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\ClientCoreX86.msi

So I was temporarily attaching a laptop to a home server in order to make an image backup before replacing the laptop drive with an SSD drive and got that error upon installing the connector software.

Once I fully updated the workstation to the latest .NET 4 (the installer had already started installing .net 4) it then completed.

 

I installed those -- including a couple that failed the first time and worked the second -- and then the connector software installed.

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