Cannot add any features on Server 2012 R2 - "Access is denied. Error 0x80070005"
Posted on 2015-02-12
I have a new Server 2012 R2 machine that has been promoted to a DC.
I am trying to add the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Features but the installation always returned the same error:
"The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed. Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. Access is denied. Error 0x80070005"
Upon further testing, I cannot add *ANY* features (e.g. "Windows Server Backup"), and all attempts at adding features returns the same "Access is denied. Error 0x80070005" error.
I have tried restarting the server and examining the Windows Update and CBS logs but cannot find which components access is denied to.
Have any other EE members encountered this error and been able to find a resolution?