Application installation failing in VMSS machine

Subrahmanyam Chilakamarthi 1 Reputation point


I create new VMSS and integrated with my Azure pipeline. When I run the pipeline, it is able to download all the required artifacts successfully. But next step is to install the latest software downloaded (in artifacts), it is failing with error

[error]Cmd.exe exited with code '1601'

I have tested same in my local agents and it is working good. Not sure what is causing this failure. Any help?

In failing task (which is cmd), I set the working directory properly and I could see the setup.exe is there in that location

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  1. Bjoern Peters 8,601 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Subrahmanyam Chilakamarthi

    you didn't tell us a lot about your scenario ;-)
    What are the steps performed a.) within your pipeline and b.) within your script, so the answer just might be a "general" one.

    Just on cmd.exe and error 1601... maybe your script installs some kind of service/dll/application before the error, that needs to have a reboot (eg changing system runtimes or DLLs)

    1601 mains (in the majority of cases) that you have to installaer is unavailable due to a required reboot... maybe try to reboot the system before applying this step!