Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with IndyPlacementHelper exception error

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Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with the following error:

The type initializer for 'Microsoft.VirtualManager.Engine.Placement.IndyPlacementHelper' threw an exception.


This can occur due to corrupt installation media.


To resolve this issue perform the following steps:

1. Re-download the installation media.
2. If installing from a DVD, re-burn the installation media at a lower speed (4x).
3. Attempt the installation again.

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Article ID: 2690616 - Last Review: July 9, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
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