Installation of prerequisites for Sharepoint 2013 server x64 (on Windows Server 2008R2, 12-core physical server) succeeded, but Sharepoint breaks installation and installation rollbacks on the following error (fragment from the installation log file):
2013/05/20 14:57:10:116:: Error: Failed to install product: G:\global\oserver.MSI ErrorCode: 1603(0x643).
and it seem to start a bit higher in the log with:
2013/05/20 14:57:10:054:: MSI(ACTIONSTART): 'Action 14:57:10: ArpWrite. ' 2013/05/20 14:57:10:054:: MSI(INFO): 'Action start 14:57:10: ArpWrite.' 2013/05/20 14:57:10:100:: MSI(INFO): 'CustomAction ArpWrite returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)' 2013/05/20 14:57:10:100:: MSI(INFO): 'Action ended 14:57:10: ArpWrite. Return value 3.' 2013/05/20 14:57:10:100:: MSI(INFO): 'Action ended 14:57:10: INSTALL. Return value 3.'
The only hint (solution?) I can find is modyfying installer and disabling ArpWrite action, but it seems really bad idea since I don't even know what effect this action has on installation.
My question is: do you know what might be the cause that ArpWrite does not succeed, or how to find out the error details? Is modyfying the installer the best approach in this situation?
Edit: the solution I linked to above, with disabling ArpWrite action on installer, turned out to work. On our developer environment Sharepoint 2013 has now installed and seem to run fine. Orca can be downloaded here and whole modification of msi file takes no more than 3 minutes. Still, I leave this question open because the effect of this install action remains unknown (though it seems not to be very important).