KBHere’s a new System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Knowledge Base article we recently published. This one tells you how to fix an issue where installing the VMM 2012 VMM Management Server fails with an IndyPlacementHelper exception error.



Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with the following error:

The type initializer for 'Microsoft.VirtualManager.Engine.Placement.IndyPlacementHelper' threw an exception.


This can occur due to corrupt installation media.


To resolve this issue perform the following steps:
1. Re-download the installation media.
2. If installing from a DVD, re-burn the installation media at a lower speed (4x).
3. Attempt the installation again.


For the most current version of this article please see the following:

KB2690616 - Installing the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager VMM Management Server fails with IndyPlacementHelper exception error

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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