SharePoint 2013 – Failed to install the product: D:globaloserver.msi ErrorCode: 1603(0x643)

Bradley Schacht

Bradley Schacht is a Cloud Solution Architect on the state and local government team with Microsoft based in Jacksonville, FL. He has co-authored 3 SQL Server books including "SQL Server 2014 Professional Administration". As a former consultant and trainer, he uses his experience on many parts of the Microsoft BI and data platform to help customers deliver the best possible solutions. Bradley frequently presents at community events around the country. He is a contributor to sites such as and an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).

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  1. I worked with Microsoft Engineers to find the root cause of the error. We discovered a missing registry key at HKLM:SOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsInstaller

    I wrote a fix script and posted it on our Blog:

  2. schau says:

    Just had this issues as well on my VM with 4 processors.
    Turned out that you cannot have other VMs running if they all together use more processors than available in the host.
    So shutting down one of the other VMs solved the problem.

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