installation failure, fails to start marketing automation service

I have tried multiple times, following 

this series of posts: https://www.markvanaalst.com/blog/2018/03/21/prerequisites/

this video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDqdodEhG7-9-hX5R_m2UAvpMKEZp-xY

this blog: https://tothecore.sk/2018/11/28/sitecore-9-1-initial-release-installation-guide-for-development-machine/

 

Every attempt has resulted in the same thing.  The installer chugs along for some time, doing many things, then it eventually craps out with the following:

Install-SitecoreConfiguration : Failed to start service 'Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine -
sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService (sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService)'.
At C:\Sitecore\XP0-SingleDeveloper.ps1:74 char:1
+ Install-SitecoreConfiguration @singleDeveloperParams *>&1 | Tee-Objec ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,Install-SitecoreConfiguration
 
[TIME] 00:06:06
Start-Service : Failed to start service 'Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine - sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService
(sc910.xconnect-MarketingAutomationService)'.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SitecoreInstallFramework\2.0.0\Public\Tasks\Invoke-ManageServiceTask.ps1:40
char:33
+                     $instance | Start-Service
+                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Start-Service], Servi
   ceCommandException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : StartServiceFailed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartServiceCommand

 

It is always the same error.  Something is not right somewhere but I have no idea what.  Anyone have any thoughts.

 

Thanks,
John

  • After trying every suggestions in this thread, what worked for me is to turn on .NET 4.7. 'Turn windows features on and off' -> 'Internet information services' -> 'World wide web services' -> 'Application development features' -> 'ASP.NET 4.7'