Many a times , when we Install Distribution Point , we find out the the Distribution Point is not successfully Installed . After looking at the log files you find the below line in it :
” Distribution Manager failed to install distribution point “
Now , the issue would be due to a number of things . Let us start to troubleshoot it from the start . You first step is to have a look at the distmgr.log file . Below is the snapshot of the distmgr.log file .
The screenshot clearly states that Dp files have not been installed . Now if you check the asset Message , you will see the below error :
It says that “Distribution Manager failed to install distribution point” . If we can try and drill down further go to the Application Log onto the server and you will see something like the below ( atleast in my case , this may vary ) :
As you may see that the application log gives us a more specific error as to User Rights . It is normally a good practice that you add the account that is being used for Distribution Point Installation on to the Local Admin group on the Distribution Machine . This would solve the issue for you in this case .
However , If this does not solve the issue and you are creating the Distribution Point on a windows 7 Machine , check for the below things :
IIS 6 WMI compatibility Feature
IIS 6 Management compatibility feature
Technet also , gives its specification/ pre Requisites for Distribution Point Installtion :
You can use the default IIS configuration, or a custom configuration.
To use a custom IIS configuration, you must enable the following options for IIS:
- Application Development:
- ISAPI Extensions
- Windows Authentication
- IIS 6 Management Compatibility:
- IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
- IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
When you use a custom IIS configuration, you can remove options that are not required, such as the following:
- Common HTTP Features:IIS Management Scripts and Tools
- HTTP Redirection