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HPC 2008 SP1 installation fails.

Symptoms
Installaltion of HPC 2008 Service Pack 1 fails when installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and the following errors are found in the HPC_PATCH.log
 
MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:964]: Product: Microsoft HPC Pack - Update 'Service Pack 1 for HPC Pack 2008 (KB972008)' could not be installed. Error code 1603. Additional information is available in the log file C:\Users\TEMP\AppData\Local\Temp\5\HPC_PATCH.log.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Microsoft HPC Pack. Product Version: 2.1.1703.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Service Pack 1 for HPC Pack 2008 (KB972008). Installation success or error status: 1603.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Note: 1: 1729
MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Product: Microsoft HPC Pack -- Configuration failed.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:966]: Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft HPC Pack. Product Version: 2.1.1703.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 1603.
Cause
Installing HPC Pack 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2 is unsupported. 
Resolution
HPC Pack 2008 and HPC 2008 SP1 installations are only allowed on Windows Server 2008.
More Information
The following is a snippet of what you would expect to find in HPC_PATCH.log file.

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Property(S): WindowsFolder = C:\Windows\
Property(S): MsiNTSuiteEnterprise = 1
Property(S): MsiNTProductType = 3
Property(S): ServicePackLevelMinor = 0
Property(S): ServicePackLevel = 0
Property(S): WindowsBuild = 7600
Property(S): VersionNT64 = 601
Property(S): VersionMsi = 5.00
Property(S): VersionDatabase = 200
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Property(S): MsiWin32AssemblySupport = 6.1.7600.16385
Property(S): MsiNetAssemblySupport = 2.0.50727.4927
Property(S): PATCHNEWPACKAGECODE = {054659F0-AA65-4C9B-8BA5-ECEFAE6B1703}
Property(S): PATCHNEWSUMMARYSUBJECT = HPC Pack
Property(S): PATCHNEWSUMMARYCOMMENTS = This is the HPC pack
Property(S): USERNAME = Windows User
Property(S): PATCHMediaSrcProp = C:\Users\TEMP\AppData\Local\Temp\5\17760.msp
MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:964]: Product: Microsoft HPC Pack - Update 'Service Pack 1 for HPC Pack 2008 (KB972008)' could not be installed. Error code 1603. Additional information is available in the log file C:\Users\TEMP\AppData\Local\Temp\5\HPC_PATCH.log.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Windows Installer installed an update. Product Name: Microsoft HPC Pack. Product Version: 2.1.1703.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Update Name: Service Pack 1 for HPC Pack 2008 (KB972008). Installation success or error status: 1603.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Note: 1: 1729
MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:965]: Product: Microsoft HPC Pack -- Configuration failed.

MSI (s) (40:F0) [16:09:22:966]: Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: Microsoft HPC Pack. Product Version: 2.1.1703.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Reconfiguration success or error status: 1603.

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Article ID: 2004911 - Last Review: 02/09/2010 20:18:00 - Revision: 4.0

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