How do we install the "Application Server" role features required by MIM 2016 on Windows 2016 server? RRS feed

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  • I am trying to get MIM 2016 installed on a Windows Server 2016 Standard host.

    I follow the deploy MIM 2016 guide as provided by Microsoft.

    In the setup Windows Server section of

    I am asked to add the Application Server role. This is deprecated in Windows Server 2016 although the guide is guiding you on Windows Server 2016!!!

    In section 7 it says run these PS commands:

    import-module ServerManager
    Install-WindowsFeature Web-WebServer, Net-Framework-Features,rsat-ad-powershell,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Application-Server,Windows-Identity-Foundation,Server-Media-Foundation,Xps-Viewer –includeallsubfeature -restart -source d:\sources\SxS

    Seriously WTF Microsoft?

    What features are required here.

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:42 AM

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  • I am having the same issue


    Sunday, June 10, 2018 5:53 PM
  • Just wanted to add an update to this as I ran into the same error when setting up my VM in Azure.  I just did a restart on the VM and this seemed to work.   Also open a command prompt as Administrator, enter powershell and then try the commands again.
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:06 PM
  • Hello HaroldHare,

    I ran into the same issue and the way I solved was not to run the PowerShell cmdlet as stated on step 7 from Identity Management server MS Guide. Rather when it came the SharePoint phase, the ".\prerequisiteinstaller.exe" command did configure the Web Server (IIS) Role properly.

    Now, bear in mind if you're running Windows Server 2016 flavor you would have then to install the NET-Framework-Features feature even prior to setup the SQL Server installation as it is required. As of WS2016 this feature is no longer available within OS, so you'll need to specify the source from Windows Server DVD media when running cmdlet below:

    Install-WindowsFeature -Name net-framework-core -Source D:\sources\sxs

    I believe MS should give a spin and update the Application-Role part on the guide since deprecated in Windows Server 2016. I found this article in ServerFault:

    where they explain this feature was renamed to Windows Activation Service (WAS for short) in WS2016, which I tried and it worked when fixing the issue. Nevertheless ".\prerequisiteinstaller.exe" is more cleaner since will only setup what is required when it comes to IIS.

    Hope this is very helpful

    Best regards.

    • Edited by Jorge Basulto Monday, December 9, 2019 10:25 AM update reply
    • Proposed as answer by Jorge Basulto Monday, December 9, 2019 10:27 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Jorge Basulto Monday, December 9, 2019 10:31 AM
    Monday, December 9, 2019 10:22 AM
  • I can give you a detailed guide to help you with this. Share your email address.

    Nosh Mernacaj, Identity Management Specialist

    Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:50 PM