Installing OMSA v7.2 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Server Core

Installing OMSA v7.2 on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Server Core


Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 7.2 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 allows you to disable the User Interface and WOW components/functionality. Dell OpenManage Server Administrator supports Windows 2012 both with and without (Server Core) User Interface. Installation of Server Administrator without WOW will fails with the following error:

"Error 1719: Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that it is properly registered and enabled."

The reason for the failure is:

Windows 2012 Server Core (pure 64 bit) does not have WOW component. During the OMSA installation the MSI is trying to execute a 32 bit custom action which fails without WOW component.


How to install Server Administrator on Windows 2012 Server Core Edition:

Do the following to install Server Administrator on a Server Core. Once installed, you can launch OMSA using a supported remote browser.
  • Enable WOW component. Run the following command from the Server Core command prompt:
dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-WOW64
  • Install x64 Server Administrator. Run the following command to install
Msiexec /i SysMgmtx64.msi
  • Disable WOW: Run the following command to disable WOW feature.
dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-WOW64
  • Reboot the system.
NOTE: Disabling or enabling the WOW component would require system reboot.
  • Server Administrator is installed. You can launch the Server Administrator from a remote device as Server Core does not have the user interface.



Article ID: SLN310968

Last Date Modified: 08/10/2018 02:50 PM


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