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Unable to install first server using new AUtoSPInstaller version

Topics: General Questions
Jan 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM
Trying to install the first/admin server for a new SP2010 farm. Have downloaded the code version from yesterday. Added a config.xml from an previous installation. When I launch the batch file, it goes nowhere. Almost immediately, even before checking accounts, I get this error.

Error includes:

You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
At \server\sp2010\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstallerFunctions.ps1:6651 char
  • There are other servers specified as farm members in:
  • \server\sp2010\AutoSPInstaller\AutoSPInstallerInput-S01A-SPAPP-21.xml
  • but <RemoteInstall> is not set to "true" - nothing else to do.
I have seen some references to this on other threads, but no solutions that work for me.

There are no other servers referenced, except for 2 SQL servers.
I have tried setting RemoteInstall to "true", but this makes no difference.
I have replaced "localhost" with the admin server name, no effect.
I have set to "false" any service that required or allows a server to be specified (like Search), no effect.

I am at my wits end and need this farm up today.

I have successfull used earlier versions of AutoSPInstaller, so I am familiar with the process.
Feb 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM
No ideas or suggestions?
Feb 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Something seems to be missing/misconfigured in your XML. Can you post it? Also, can you try not using the config.xml from your previous build and letting AutoSPInstaller generate it instead?