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Attempt to install Desktop Experience failed with error code 0x80073701. The referenced assembly could not be found. RRS feed

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  • This happens when trying to install any role or feature on Windows 2008 Server.  Here's part of my session log.

    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:40.227 [ServerManagerCmd]          Running with the following arguments: '-install backup-tools'
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:40.617 [LoadExtensionAssemblies]   No extension assemblies registered.
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    'WindowsServerBackupOptionalComponent', guest: 'CommandLineTools', guest deleted?: False
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:51.677 [Provider]                  Begin installation of 'CommandLineTools'...
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:51.693 [Provider]                  Install: Guest: 'CommandLineTools', updateElement: 'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet'
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:51.708 [Provider]                  Installation queued for 'CommandLineTools'.
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:51.833 [CBS]                       installing 'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet ' ...
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:51.833 [CBS]                       CreateSessionAndPackage: begin
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.310 [CBS]                       CreateSessionAndPackage: done
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.310 [CBS]                       ...parents that will be auto-installed: 'WindowsServerBackup MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell '
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.310 [CBS]                       ...default children to turn-off: '<none>'
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.794 [CBS]                       ...current state of 'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet': p: Staged, a: Staged, s: UninstallRequested
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.794 [CBS]                       ...setting state of 'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet' to 'InstallRequested'
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.934 [CBS]                       ...current state of 'WindowsServerBackup': p: Installed, a: Installed, s: InstallRequested
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.934 [CBS]                       ...skipping 'WindowsServerBackup' because it is already in the desired state.
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.981 [CBS]                       ...current state of 'MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell': p: Installed, a: Installed, s: InstallRequested
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:56.981 [CBS]                       ...skipping 'MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell' because it is already in the desired state.
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:57.012 [CBS]                       ...'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet' : applicability: Applicable
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:57.059 [CBS]                       ...'WindowsServerBackup' : applicability: Applicable
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:21:57.106 [CBS]                       ...'MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell' : applicability: Applicable
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:50.470 [CbsUIHandler]              Initiate:
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.676 [CbsUIHandler]              Error: -2147010815 :
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.676 [CbsUIHandler]              Terminate:
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.676 [CBS] Error (Id=0) Function: 'NativeMethods.GetPackageStatus(out status)' failed: 80073701 (-2147010815)
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.676 [CBS]                       ...done installing 'WindowsServerBackupCommandlet '. Status: -2147010815 (80073701)
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.738 [Provider]                  Skipped configuration of 'CommandLineTools' because install operation failed.
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.738 [Provider]                 
    [STAT] ---- CBS Session Consolidation -----
    [STAT] For
              'CommandLineTools'[STAT] installation(s) took '186.8790195' second(s) total.
    [STAT] Configuration(s) took '0.0071557' second(s) total.
    [STAT] Total time: '186.8861752' second(s).

    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.754 [Provider] Error (Id=0) Sync Result - Success: False, RebootRequired: False, Id: /RMTInstances/http___schemas.microsoft.com_sdm_Windows_ServerManager_WindowsServerBackup_2005_09_CommandLineToolsType_d9c54706-68ad-4445-bbd9-c5922ce4ade0.xml
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.754 [Provider] Error (Id=0) Sync Message - OperationKind: Install, MessageType: Error, MessageCode: -2147010815, Message: Attempt to install Command-line Tools failed with error code 0x80073701., AdditionalMessage: The referenced assembly could not be found
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:58.816 [ServerManagerCmd] Error (Id=0) Installation of [Windows Server Backup Features] Command-line Tools failed. Attempt to install Command-line Tools failed with error code 0x80073701.  The referenced assembly could not be found
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:59.331 [ServerManagerCmd]          [STAT] Overall Sync Time: '187.8442394' second(s)
    32084: 2010-03-23 14:24:59.346 [ServerManagerCmd]          Error: Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. Check the Server Manager log for additional information and try again.

    Friday, March 26, 2010 1:51 PM

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  • I got the same problem, can anyone help on this?

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 7:22 AM