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The iSCSI Software Initiator Setup program does not select the default options as expected

When you try to install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator, the iSCSI Software Initiator Setup program does not select the default options as expected. Instead, the iSCSI Software Initiator Setup program selects the options as follows:

  • The Initiator Service check box is not selected.
  • The Software Initiator check box is not selected.
  • The Microsoft MPIO Multipathing Support for iSCSI check box is selected.

If you continue the installation together with the options selected as described, the Microsoft MPIO components may be updated. However, the iSCSI Initiator Service component and the iSCSI Initiator component are not actually installed.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB977506.

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