System Center 2012 App Controller setup fails with exception error code: 0x80131500

For the past few weeks I’ve been building a lab environment for testing and fooling around with the various System Center 2012 components. Today, I had trouble installing App Controller and it seemed to fail with creating and configuring the SQL database. Everything was supposed to be alright and ready to go, SQL Server up and running (other connections working just fine), permissions setup correctly etc. Still, no luck. After troubleshooting and reading through the setup logs I found this: All my VMs start with a number, darn it.

After pounding my head against the wall for a couple of hours I somehow don’t find this very funny at all. 🙁