Running HP Server Automation 7.81 (build 37.0.3907.0). Attempting to install agent on Windows 2000 server running SP4. I've tried installing from both the HP SAS server (remote deployment) as well as running the SAS agent install locally on the Windows 2000 server. Both have failed.
Also, I strongly recommend that you avoid using --force_new_device unless you've hit upon an exception where it's your only option, such as duplicate chassis IDs. It should never be used as a default option.