After completing the install on the first pair of servers in our environment the system started to synchronize. I figured it would take a while so I left it and returned 12 hours later to find that the system is still trying calculate the estimated time for C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\MetaBase.xml.
I've stopped the synch and restarted it and it gets to the same file and does not move on. The progress bar bounces from 99% to 38% to 64%...etc but never completes.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
I would recommend stopping IIS services on that host and trying again.