Release Automation KB: Windows Install Fails with "Failed to write keystore to file"

Document created by JamesPanetti Employee on Sep 28, 2015
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Problem

Release Automation Server fails to install in Windows.  The following error appears in the installation log:

 

Exception:

 

In action "Generate keystore [Run script]" (screen "Creating keystore file [Display progress]"), property "Script":

java.lang.Error: Failed to write keystore to file [C:\Program Files\CA\ReleaseAutomationServer\conf\keyStore.jks]

[...]

Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files\CA\ReleaseAutomationServer\conf\keyStore.jks (Access is denied)


Cause

Windows UAC has restricted the user's permissions for running the installer.

 

Resolution

Run the installer as an administrator by right-clicking setup.exe then selecting "Run as Administrator".

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