Apologies, my previous reply was incorrect. I see the same behavior as you when I run the Particular Service Platform Installer.
What is happening here is that when you run the Platform Installer, the ServiceControl binaries (and ServiceControl Management) are installed on your machine, but no instance of ServiceControl is created and started before installation of ServicePulse is started.
(New instances of ServiceControl can be created by running ServiceControl Management from your start menu. You will also be prompted to start ServiceControl Management in the last screen of the Platform Installer.)
When the ServicePulse installation says:
Could not connect to ServiceControl using the URI specified. Do you wish to proceed with the install anyway?"
You can safely click “Yes”. The new instance of ServicePulse will be running after installation, but it won’t be able to connect to ServiceControl until you have created instance(s) of ServiceControl (“regular” instance and/or “monitoring” instance) at the address(es) with which you configured ServicePulse. Alternatively, you can create the ServiceControl instance(s) before proceeding with the rest of the ServicePulse installation.
There’s probably something we can do to make this experience smoother. I’ll look into it.