Installation of Backup Exec (BE) fails when the ID used to install has a Quote in the Password - 1639.Invalid command line argument

Problem

Installation of Backup Exec (BE) fails when the ID used to install has a Quote in the Password - 1639.Invalid command line argument

Error Message

BE install log ends with:

Info 1639.Invalid command line argument. Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detailed command line help. 7/BS" 
The return code from the MSI is: 1639 
Install was NOT successful. Skipping post install actions for BE. 
The return value for Symantec Backup Exec returned error code: 1639

Cause

The ID used to install BE has a password with a Quote in it.

Solution

Use a different ID or change the password so it does not contain a Quote.


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