Anything useful in the event log? FMS is pretty verbose when it comes to documenting its startup process.
Thanks for the kick, Wim. I somehow forgot to even look at the Windows logs.
A restart right after the install shows all the server processes starting up, including the admin server process...immediately followed by event ID 701 not even a second later: "Admin Server process has terminated abnormally."
The same two log entries have repeated theselves every 2½ minutes ever since then (about a week ago).
I know it's been over a year since your post, I am having an eerily similar issue and I was wondering if you resolved the issue.
No, I never did. I gave up on it shortly after that last post and just put it on another (win server 2003) machine. Sorry...