Unable to install System Center Operations Manager 2012 Agent on Windows Server 2012

You may encounter the following error while installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 Agent on Windows server 2012.

“Error 25211.Failed to install performance counters.. Error Code: -2147024809 (The parameter is incorrect.).”

How To Fix it :-

Go to Server Manager and click on Manage and then select Add Roles and Features. Click next, next, next to go to Features page. Select .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET2.0 and 3.0) click Install.

In case the .NET Framework 3.5 feature installation fails on windows 2012 server, follow the steps given in the below post: Failed to install .Net framework 3.5 features in Windows Server 2012

Now, run the MOMAGENT.MSI again. If Manual agent Install option is set to Automatically approve new manually installed agents, the agent will appear under agent managed. otherwise, pick the server from Pending management and select approve.

Additional information:-

The above error can alos occur while installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 Agent on Windows 2008 R2 server,  this could be due to ugly uninstallation of previous agent or another WMI based program has corrupted the registry.

To verify the issue, try to launch PerfMon and add a given performance counters.

The solution is to rebuild the performance counters, a complete procedure is described in the following microsoft KB article 300956.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300956/en-us

Hope this post saved your troubleshooting time… :-)

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About Jayachandran PK
My passion is for Microsoft technologies and how if properly implemented, they can provide actual value for an organization especially in the field of infrastructure, virtualization and system monitoring. I work for the biggest Microsoft partner in Kuwait, specialized in project consultation and implementation services for enterprise clients. When I'm not at work, I try to contribute back through a charitable organization dedicated to prompting cultural values of Kerala. In my free time, I dabble in gardening and am also an avid solar power aficionado.

2 Responses to Unable to install System Center Operations Manager 2012 Agent on Windows Server 2012

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