AppFabric, PSModulePath and Error Code 1603

Argh, the 1603 generic error when building a new VM

AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603

with the following information in the log file.

2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Process.ExitCode: 0x00000643
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Error Setup AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603

may not be the most fun  way to spend a Monday evening. However, help is on the way. I was able to resolve it by fixing the path for environment variable psmodulepath to this

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;c:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules;C:\Program Files\Service Bus\1.0\

and it worked.

The installation for both hosting and caching modulde was completed successfully. Detailed failure log below.

 

2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup ===== Logging started: 2012-10-12 16:44:42-07:00 =====
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup File: c:\66b691ef98af045bad18f4250b4b18\setup.exe
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup InternalName: Setup.exe
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup OriginalFilename: Setup.exe
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup FileVersion: 1.1.2106.32
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup FileDescription: Setup.exe
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Product: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server AppFabric
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup ProductVersion: 1.1.2106.32
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Debug: False
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Patched: False
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup PreRelease: False
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup PrivateBuild: False
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup SpecialBuild: False
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Language: Language Neutral
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup OS Name: Windows 7 Professional
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup OS Edition: Professional
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup OSVersion: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup CurrentCulture: en-US
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Processor Architecture: AMD64
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Event Registration Source : AppFabric_Setup
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup
2012-10-12 16:44:42, Information Setup Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : Initiating V1.0 Upgrade module.
2012-10-12 17:15:21, Information Setup Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : Initiating V1 Upgrade pre-install.
2012-10-12 17:15:21, Information Setup Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Upgrade.V1UpgradeSetupModule : V1.0 is not installed, not taking backup.
2012-10-12 17:15:21, Information Setup Enumerating Windows features
2012-10-12 17:15:33, Information Setup Windows features successfully enabled.
2012-10-12 17:15:33, Information Setup Process.Start: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i "{96E70525-4CD1-4920-9C0B-91055C79A962}" ADDDEFAULT=WorkerAdmin,Setup /l*vx "C:\Users\adnan.masood\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1(2012-10-12 17-15-33).log" LOGFILE="C:\Users\adnan.masood\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(2012-10-12 17-15-33).log" INSTALLDIR="c:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\" LANGID=en-US
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Process.ExitCode: 0x00000643
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Error Setup AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Error Setup
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Error Setup AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Error Setup
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Core.SetupException: AppFabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code : 1603
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.WindowsInstallerProxy.GenerateAndThrowSetupException(Int32 exitCode, LogEventSource logEventSource)
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.WindowsInstallerProxy.Invoke(LogEventSource logEventSource, InstallMode installMode, String packageIdentity, List`1 updateList, List`1 customArguments)
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.MsiInstaller.InstallSelectedFeatures()
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Installer.MsiInstaller.Install()
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup at Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Setup.Client.ProgressPage.StartAction()
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup === Summary of Actions ===
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Required Windows components : Completed Successfully
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 : Completed Successfully
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup IIS Management Console : Completed Successfully
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server : Failed
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Hosting Administration : Failed
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Microsoft Update : Skipped
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup Microsoft Update : Skipped
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup
2012-10-12 17:15:42, Information Setup ===== Logging stopped: 2012-10-12 17:15:42-07:00 =====

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