Anyone successfully script an Update Manager 6.0 Install?

So, the inital question is simple: Have you ever successfully installed Update Manager 6.0x using PowerShell?

I'm attempting to automate a VUM install using vRA/vRO, and the easiest way to do this is to use a powershell script.

However, when we attempt an unattended install using a powershell script ( to setup VUM 6 under Windows 2012R2 / SQL Server 2012, we get an error and the installation fails.

[Error 25085.Setup failed to register VMware vCenter Update Manager extension]

Of course, the error does ot meet the crieteria set forth in the only KB we found related to the error message (KB1036055) - It seems that the error is a symptom, but not caused by the issue related in KB1036055.

The command we're building in power shell uses this format:


Note: The whole thing is escaped for powershell, and the Data Dir especially because it can have spaces.

The only difference is if you want to make a pre-answered install,  you remove the /qr. Then you get all of the options in manual install for VUM pre-populated, and the installing person clicks Next a bunch of times. (It's actually pretty neat in a 1990s kinda way. Smiley Wink )

The install logs shows us this (the server name has been removed):

MSI (s) (DC:80) [TimeStamp]: Executing op: ActionStart(Name=VM_RegisterExtension,Description=Registering Update Manager extension with the VMware vCenter Server ( FDNQ of vCenter:80),)

Action [Time]: VM_RegisterExtension. Registering Update Manager extension with VMware vCenter Server (vCenter FQDN:80)

MSI (s) (DC:80) [TimeStamp]: Executing op: CustomActionSchedule(Action=VM_RegisterExtension,ActionType=11265,Source=BinaryData,Target=*******,CustomActionData=*******)

MSI (s) (DC:78) [TimeStamp]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI4740.tmp, Entrypoint: VMRegisterExtension

Error 25085.Setup failed to register VMware vSphere Update Manager extension to VMware vCenter Server: (FQDN to vCenter Server).

MSI (s) (DC!14) [TimeStamp]: Product: VMware vSphere Update Manager -- Error 25085.Setup failed to register VMware vSphere Update Manager extension to VMware vCenter SErver: (FQDN to vCenter Server).

If we run the install semi-manually, that is we remove /qr from the $Command above and click next alot, the install works without issue. (...but it's not unattended / automated)


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