I am getting one of the most annoying error messages in the history of mankind. (Only slightly less annoying than the “the parameter is incorrect” error from Microsoft that basically tells you absolutely nothing)
Anyway, I’m running OpenFire 3.6.2 now (though I also had the problem in 3.5.1) on a Windows Server 2003 SP1 box. I am using a multi-domain setup with an ADAM instance, all running locally on the box. The ADAM instance is called “OpenFire” and is running as a service.
Everytime I try to install OpenFire as a service using the command line I get “could not create service”. That’s it. No other information and nothing is logged in the Windows Application or System event logs. If I try to uninstall the service, I receive “could not delete service”. This is very annoying as I have no idea what could be the problem. I am signed on with a full domain administrator account.
I am at a complete loss as to how to troubleshoot this issue. I tried upgrading to 3.6.2 hoping that would fix the problem but unfortunately, it did not. I also tried searching the discussion forums but I couldn’t find any hits on “could not create service”. I hope somebody has some idea as to how to fix this problem.