OCS installation error

Here is a quick note on a problem I experienced today. I was installing OCS for a customer (with creative passwords), and could not complete the activation of a server in a pool.

The error message was very "informative": 0xC3EC796C Could not activate server in pool, check log files.........

Well here is the problem. OCS installation does not like passwords with special characters. I came up with a very simple password, and the problem was solved.