Fri, Dec 7 2012 22:41
Installing the connector software
 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
 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)
 121207.213434.1746: ClientSetup: RunMsi returned error: RetCode=1603
 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.
Filed under: Home Server