Installing SharePoint 2019 on-prem to Windows Server 2019

By | January 31, 2019

The installation experience of SharePoint 2019 to Windows Server 2019 was brisk except that I have issue during pre-requisites installation. It takes me sometimes before I realize that SharePoint 2019 still require Windows features that depends on .NET Framework 3.5.

I launched prerequisites installer, and it stops quickly with error.

I click “Review the log file” in the error window, then it opens the log file in Notepad.

As you can see, that prerequisites installer executes Install-WindowsFeature. Then, I open PowerShell command as Administrator and run the command in the PowerShell. And as expected it failed, but there is hint that Net-HTTP-Activation and Net-Non-HTTP-Activ requires .NET Framework 3.5 Features.

.NET Framework 3.5 is not installed by default in Windows 2019. Then I search if the package is available in the installer folder.

I run the original command and adding -source , parameter

After adding -source parameter the command completed successfully. Then I rerun prerequisites installer again successfully.

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