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:
Issue: 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:
1168 | 00001167 162.46005249  05EC.0AA0::02/11-18:57:23.647#08:carmca.cpp(155): ==>AddMemberToLocalSecurityGroupByAccountName
Resolution: This failure is caused by the functional level of the domain. At a minimum, SCVMM 2008 requires a Windows 2003 functional-level domain to install.