I have tried to install Portfolio server on two VMs. These are two fresh Windows 2008 VMs, one on Virtualbox, one on Hyper-V. Both fail with the following message:
Error 1920.Service Portfolio Server (espdamsvc) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.
In the Event Viewer, there are a series of three error events that say:
The Portfolio Server service depends on the Elasticsearch 1.6.0 (PortfolioES) service which failed to start because of the following error:
The operation completed successfully.