TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Error Code 1603 when trying to install TFS 2010 SP 1

November 8th, 2011 · No Comments · 16237, TFS Installation and Configuration

TFS 2010 SP1 Setup fails when the installing user has not enough SQL database permissionsIssue:
TFS 2010 SP 1 fails with:

Product: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 – ENU – Update ‘KB2182621’ could not be installed. Error code 1603.

In my case the log file indicated that permissions to the Master database were missing. I made sure the setup user got sysadmin priviledges for the time of the SP install and it went through very smoothly.


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