If you are installing Windows Driver Kit (WDK) from Microsoft and you choose to install the Device Simulation Framework (DSF) for USB and such devices, then you need to have the DCOM Server Process Launcher service running otherwise you get errors as cryptic as:
Unexpected Installation Error. Error in installing.
I wish there was more information that could be given in the error. Since I figured this out with only trial and error, I thought I’ll post the solution to this error.