[THIN] ps3 unattended install failure

Ok,  now I am stuck

I have an unattended msiexec command line that I run... it runs sometimes
without problem and fails on others  when starting the IMA service.  There
does not seem to be any pattern to it.

The command line is:

 msiexec /i "C:\Temp\PS3_W2K\Metaframe Presentation Server\mps.msi"
CTX_MF_FARM_SELECTION="Join" CTX_MF_JOIN_FARM_DB_CHOICE="Direct"
CTX_MF_ZONE_NAME="londonzone" CTX_MF_SILENT_DSNFILE="C:\temp\MSSQL_Citrix.dsn"
CTX_MF_ODBC_USER_NAME="gsetest" CTX_MF_ODBC_PASSWORD="citrix"
CTX_MF_SHADOWING_CHOICE="Yes" CTX_MF_SHADOW_PROHIBIT_REMOTE_ICA="No"
CTX_MF_SHADOW_PROHIBIT_NO_NOTIFICATION="Yes"
CTX_MF_SHADOW_PROHIBIT_NO_LOGGING="No" CTX_MF_XML_CHOICE="separate"
CTX_MF_XML_PORT_NUMBER="80" CTX_MF_LAUNCH_CLIENT_CD_WIZARD="No"
REBOOT="ReallySuppress" /l*v "c:\install.log" /qb- CTX_MF_REBOOT="No"
CTX_MF_LIC_CHOICE_FOR_CREATE="DontKnow"
CTX_MF_LIC_CHOICE_FOR_JOIN_OR_UPGRADE="DontKnow"


I have the msi log from a number of failed instance.

This is a cut from a failed install instance

Action 13:24:30: CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService. Starting IMA service ...
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading Imaadminss.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading ImaSrvSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading MfSrvSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading ImaUserSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading MfAppSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading MfPrintSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading ImaPolicySs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading LmsSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading ImsSs.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading RMServerSS.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading RMAlertsSS.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading RMMonitorSS.dll
CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService: Currently loading RMAnalysisSS.dll
Error 26005. Could not start IMA Service in CTX_MF_IMA_StartIMAService State =
1

Action ended 13:25:20: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.
MSI (s) (90:20): User policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (s) (90:20): Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (s) (90:20): Executing op:
Header(Signature=1397708873,Version=200,Timestamp=825191090,LangId=1033,Platform=0,ScriptType=2,ScriptMajorVersion=21,ScriptMinorVersion=4,ScriptAttributes=3)


The eventlog  shows events in the following chronological order..

1. Event ID 94 : The description for the event id 94 in Source (Citrix
Resource Manager) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the
necessary registry info or message dll files to display message from a remote
computer.  The following info is part of the event "The event log file is
corrupt".

2. Event ID 3609 in Service IMA Service....blah..blah.. the following info is
part of the event 'RMReportSS.dll IMA_RESULT_UNINITIALISED'

3. Event ID 3601---as above

4. Event id 7024 The IMA Service terminated with the specific error 2147483661


I upped the HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ServicesPipeTimeout=600000(decimal)
and this has made no difference.


anyone.... any ideas??

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