I had installed CESM and then uninstalled, installed SQL Server 2008 r2 and then installed CESM which went through OK this time.
Both console and ESM server are installed on the same machine, a SBS2008 r2 with SQLExpress 2008 r2, running DHCP, ADC, Exchange, Fileserver. All related services are running except maybe SQL Express agent which will not start.
However, when I try to login the console I get the login dialog returning again and again. I have chosen windows authentication and have full admin rights. CESM server is running!.
I can't get past this stage and would be grateful for your assistance.
event viewer reports this:
Error: System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException: Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The system cannot find the file specified.
Server stack trace:
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.IpcPort.Connect(String portName, Boolean secure, TokenImpersonationLevel impersonationLevel, Int32 timeout)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.ConnectionCache.GetConnection(String portName, Boolean secure, TokenImpersonationLevel level, Int32 timeout)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.IpcClientTransportSink.ProcessMessage(IMessage msg, ITransportHeaders requestHeaders, Stream requestStream, ITransportHeaders& responseHeaders, Stream& responseStream)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.BinaryClientFormatterSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg)
Exception rethrown at
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
at CRM.SrvCore.ISubSystemCatalog.GetSessionId(Guid sessionId)
at CRM.ConApplication.Common.ConnectionManager.Connect(AuthorizationEventArgs args)\nConnectionState: Connecting