Error installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate


Whilst attempting to install SharePoint 2013 onto a freshly installed (domain joined) Windows 2012 Data Center RC build I ran into errors installing the SharePoint 2013 prerequisites / binaries. From reviewing the output log whilst installing the prerequisites the error I suspected was interrupting the install was as shown below:

“error when enabling v4.0.30319”


  • Hyper-V hosted on Windows 8 Release Preview
  • SharePoint 2013 Preview Build: 15.0.4128.1014
  • Windows Server 2012 RC Build: 8400
  • Forest / Domain functional level: Windows 2008 R2

I tried various things to attempt to resolve this including adding roles and features manually as well as attempting to register ASP.NET 4 using command:

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -i –enable

The above proved unsuccessful and then came across this forum on TechNet 


The solution was to remove the Windows Server 2012 from the domain run the prerequisites and then install the preview followed by adding the server back to the domain.

I appreciate this isn't ideal however this resolved the problem for me and I will feed this back to the product group.


Anonymous said...

Doesn't make any sense!

Anonymous said...

Worked for me. i think it might be because the install ran as the local admin accout. didnt get to get this with the sever joined to the domain.

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem and based on this MS article, I was able to decipher that WSUS on your domain would be causing the issue.

This would make sense if the users above removed from the domain and was able to do this installs. For me, I just created an OU that removed the WSUS setting so that the server would use MS udpate servers and the Prerequisites installed correctly.

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