Issues installing Desktop Experience SBS 2011

Posted on 2011-10-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-02

Having problems installing the desktop experience feature on a sbs 2011 server. The server run's through the install ok, reporting its completed and needs a restart to finish. On startup it fails to install the feature, rolls back and restarts again. Once you login the install resumes and comes straight back to needing a restart - this loop happens 2-3 times before it reports a failure to install.

There's two errors showing in event viewer:

Update InkSupport of package InkSupport failed to be turned on. Status: 0x800719e4.

Update DesktopExperience of package DesktopExperience failed to be turned on. Status: 0x800719e4.
Question by:elemist
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    Expert Comment

    by:Cliff Galiher
    You should not run the desktop experience on SBS. Attempting to force the install  can cause issues with exchange and sharepoint.

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    Author Comment

    Dam... I'm trying to install something that requires media player. Is there anyway to manually install it?
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    Accepted Solution

    No. Anything at requires media player should be installed on a separate LOB server. Unless you like breaking exchange... ;)

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