Let’s see how to fix SCCM MP Installation Failed mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.MOF file Couldn’t be Compiled error. Panu Saukko (Microsoft MVP) shared an issue on Twitter related to SCCM 2103 Management Point installation that failed with the error explained below. I noticed a similar issue in TechNet forums back in 2017.
Issue – SCCM MP Installation Failed mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.MOF – 80044015
The following error is visible in the MPSetup.log & MPMSI.log file while trying to install or reinstall the Management point role on the 2103 version of Configuration Manager.
MSI (s) (80!D0) [15:57:20:869: Product: ConfigMgr Management Point -- Error 25140. Setup was unable to compile the file mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.mof
The error code is 80044015
CustomAction CcmRegisterWmiMofFile returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)
FIX SCCM MP Installation Failed Issue with Error 80044015
I have taken the resolution details provided in the TechNet forum and Panu’s Twitter thread. The solution/fix for Installation Failed mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.MOF file Couldn’t be Compiled error issue is given below.
- Initiate the MP install
- Wait until the error is shown (do not click on OK)
- Open C:\Windows\CCM\mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.mof in notepad and adjust the value at line 108
- mine was CacheExpirationInterval = 0,04166667 so I’ve changed this to 0.04166667
- Save mp_ccmConfig_Defaults.mof into C:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\
- Restart the system or just wait until ConfigMgr will try to reinstall the MP role
LocalSystem’s decimal separator char was “,” instead of “.“! And there was one decimal value in the MOF file.
You can see a lot of chatter on Twitter in this thread from the Microsoft team. Panu got it working by changing the decimal separator, but it took some time to figure out what was wrong. More details are available in the Twitter thread.
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