When installing SharePoint 2013 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 R2, the prerequisite installer fails with the following error
Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603
This is a generic MSI error message and does not give any indication about how to get the issue fixed. Uninstall or reinstalling only makes it worse.
The issue can be caused due to the following:
You can implement any one of the two solutions listed below
You can download the list of prerequisites from Links to applicable software Links to the individual prerequisites:
The steps listed below are for AppFabric for Windows Server only
Follow these steps for installing AppFabric for Windows Server correctly
PrerequisiteInstaller.exe /AppFabric:<location Of the Appfabric installation file>
This will kick off the prerequisite installer wizard which will then use the installation file stored locally on the machine as specified in the command-line to install Windows Server AppFabric. We can also install more than one prerequisite by using different switches with the PrerequisiteInstaller.exe command to install multiple components and specifying the installation path in the command line window. For example:
PrerequisiteInstaller.exe /AppFabric:<location Of the Appfabric installation file> /IDFX11:<Install Windows Identity Foundation v1.1 from file>
This command will install Appfabric and Windows Identity Foundation For a complete list of prerequisite installer operations and command-line options, see Prerequisite installer operations and command-line options
The prerequisite installer creates log files at %TEMP%\prerequisiteinstaller.<date>.<time>.log. You can check these log files for specific details about all changes the installer makes to the server.
See Install prerequisites for SharePoint 2013 from a network share for information about how to install the SharePoint 2013 prerequisites at the command prompt from a network share or local system. This approach is typically used when the server does not have a connection to internet.
Wow, thank you so much, this fixed hours of headache for me. Solution 2 worked like a charm.
I have done with both solutions but did't work for me. finally i have removed the Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server the installed updates from the control panel, now i am able to installed successfully Sharepoint 2013.
This error is because you was deleted the instalation folder in the disk C that appear as guid key in this form c:/75f74225aca163c57a7737aa59a4. You must be execute de WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.msi and before press next in the first screen, see the C: disk and copy the temporal folder that contain the missing files that has been generated the error code : 1603.
You can see the line before throw the error in you log file
Process.Start: C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i "c:\338f6462408072c851cf3b1e\Packages\AppFabric-1.1-for-Windows-Server-64.msi" ADDDEFAULT=Worker,WorkerAdmin,CacheClient,Setup /l*vx "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1(2013-03-05 18-06-39).log" LOGFILE="C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(2013-03-05 18-06-39).log" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server" LANGID=en-US
Then remove the words Process.Start: and /quiet and execute the command as administrator in MSDOS
C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /norestart /i "c:\338f6462408072c851cf3b1e\Packages\AppFabric-1.1-for-Windows-Server-64.msi" ADDDEFAULT=Worker,WorkerAdmin,CacheClient,Setup /l*vx "C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1(2013-03-05 18-06-39).log" LOGFILE="C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\AppServerSetup1_1_CustomActions(2013-03-05 18-06-39).log" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server" LANGID=en-US
The installer will be go to the step before the error and then ask for the file and folder missing, you must be select the path folder that you was copied in C: indicated in the first step up.
Test in your environmet.
I resolve my problem finally . I think the reason of getting 'error code 1603 while installing AppFabric 1.1' is my mannul installation.
Thanks so much.
Glad I could help, Adrian:)
This tip is excelent
thank you first solution was the answer
Solution 2 worked for me, thanks heaps!
I had similiar issue while Installing SP2013, i had installed WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64 and configure correctly and also updated AppFabric1.1-RTM-KB2800726-x64-ENU CU but still the error is not going... the Error is as below:
setup is unbale to proceed due to the following error(s):
Windows Server Appfabric is not correctly configured. You should uninstall Windows Server Appfabric and reinstall it using
the SharePoint Products preparation tool
This Product requires Cumulative Update Package 1 for Microsoft Appfabric 1.1 for Windows Server (KB2671763)
Your Help will be Appricated..
In my case appfabric installation failed with 1603. by looking logs, found that setx.exe is failing . On further checking, found that PSModulePath is having one doublequote ("). After removing it, it worked like a charm.