I’ve been doing more and more work with the System Center product suite of late, and suffice to say I have some big loves and some big hates about the whole thing.
My recent hate is System Center Essentials 2007. Thankfully, I actually quite like Essentials 2010.
Anyway, while installing the SCE2007 agent the other day, I encountered an odd error message while trying both a push install and a local install of the agent.
Error 25211.Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147023886 (The configuration registry key is invalid.).
Sadly, there’s not a lot on the web in relation to this error. The only pointer that might have helped was this technet article: How to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values.
This starts out pretty nasty, involving copying files from your install media and hacking about in the registry, which Microsoft always massively caveats. The one item of help on the page was the command:
According to the help, this will rebuild the perf registry strings and info from scratch based on the current registry settings and backup INI files. And accorting to the KB article: “/R is uppercase. You must have administrative rights on the computer to successfully perform this command.”
That did the trick for me and completely avoided all the nasty work of actually finding the install media for this server
I’ve included below a larger chunk of the installation error log below which will hopefully help people find this page via searches.
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