Today I received a rather strange error message when I wanted to install a reporting server in an already existing OM 2012 environment.
The install took ages and was running on “Creating SRS source” forever however it was still running.
After 2 hours it gave an error and rolled back to the original situation.
After going over the prerequisites again it failed again. Rebooted the machine, checked everything again but no dice.
The error message was: Exception Error Code: 0x80131500. The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state.
Turned out that there were proxy settings filled in in Internet Explorer. Apparently the install process is using these proxy settings to connect to the IIS in the background. However my user did not have rights on the proxy. Therefore the connection was denied and the install could not continue. Removing the Proxy settings resolved the issue and Reporting was installed successfully.