Had another adventure with an install of Exchange 2010 SP3 tonight. Things were humming along fine until the Hub Transport Role update started and after watching the bar hardly move for 30 minutes, I started getting antsy. Task manager was showing almost zero CPU usage.

A quick check in the eventlog showed a bunch of LoadPerf erros with EventID 3011 and 3012. The exchange install log showed a bunch of errors trying to load performance counters, failing each one 4 times with a 15 second delay between each attempt:

“The definition file for category ‘xxx’ is in use, the process will retry in 15 seconds…”

Microsoft has some suggestions here but I hit it with a quick lodctr /r from an elevated command prompt and the service pack step finished within a minute.

Phew!

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  1. Jon,

    I have a similar problem, but the Exch SP3 installation did not hang, but ended with an error and all following installations failed..

    Summary: 8 item(s). 3 succeeded, 1 failed.
    Elapsed time: 00:30:02

    Language Files
    Completed

    Elapsed Time: 00:21:10

    Restoring services
    Completed

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:04

    Languages
    Completed

    Elapsed Time: 00:07:47

    Hub Transport Role
    Failed

    Error:
    The following error was generated when “$error.Clear();
    $fullPath = [System.IO.Path]::Combine($RoleInstallPath, “bin\Microsoft.Exchange.InfoWorker.Common.dll”);
    precompile-ManagedBinary -BinaryName $fullPath;
    ” was run: “Process execution failed with exit code -1.”.

    Process execution failed with exit code -1.
    Click here for help… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.3.123.3&e=ms.exch.err.Ex88D115&l=0&cl=cp

    Elapsed Time: 00:00:59

    Client Access Role
    Cancelled

    Mailbox Role
    Cancelled

    Management Tools
    Cancelled

    Finalizing Setup
    Cancelled

    Does anyone has an resolution how to solve my problem.

    Please advise.

    THANKS!

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