vCenter Install – Failed to create database users.
Recently installing vCenter for a customer and received the following error when installing vCenter’s SQL Component:
“Error 32010. Failed to create database users. There can be several reasons for this failure. For more information, see the vmMSSWLCmd.log file in the system temporary folder”
Open up your %temp% path and look for the VMMSSQLCmd.log file to see the cause of the failure. In this case: Password validation failed. The password does not meet Windows policy requirements because it is not complex enough.
Re-ran setup and selected a more complex password – install now completes successfully!