Today I ran into a problem when installing some new Private Cloud components for a customer. When installing SC Orchestrator 2012 and SC Service Manager 2012, after going through the wizard, I immediately got an MSI error with ID 1639 “Invalid Command Line Argument”. After taking a closer look at the installation log I found out why this was the case. This is the log of the Orchestrator Installation:
Take a look at the black marked area. There, the second part of the Orchestrator Service Account Password was logged in clear text! This lead me to the point: because the SC Orchestrator Service Account had a complex password with double quotation marks in it (the password was MFLI”*ç/7f2374), the Installation (MSI execution) definitely had a problem with interpreting this correctly. This is why the second part of the password was handled as a separate part of the command line execution and therefore failed. After changing the password to something else, the installation worked as expected.
Hope this saves you some time