So, here’s a quick post on this error. I did a quick web search for this, just to see if anyone posted the same, and didn’t get any hits (something I always do before posting).
This is very common during an upgrade from SP1 to R2. In fact, I don’t remember ever upgrading and not seeing this error.
Take a look at the text in the error dialog.
Error 25351 .Failed to stop services. Error Code: –2147023835 (The service cannot accept control messages at this time.).
Kind of funky, right? I don’t know who’s putting these strings together, but I would think we’d have better sentence structure than this. 😉
Click Ok. This is a known issue in the setup process, and can be ignored.
If you take a look at the Application event log, you’ll see the event details shown in the error dialog.
What was happening when this error occurred? Take a look at the Operations Manager event log.