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When running the SharePoint 2013 prerequisites, I got this error

The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

My questions are

  • Can I install SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016?
  • How to solve "The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role"?

P.S: I am installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016.

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Is it supported to install SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016?

As a short answer: NO. SharePoint 2013 is NOT supported on Windows Server 2016.

Note: the Windows Server 2016 doesn't have an Application Server Role.


The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

Although it's not supported to install SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016, you still can do it by installing .NetFramework 3.5 as mentioned at Install .NET 3.5 Framework on Windows Server 2012 R2

You can also do the following:

  • On your SharePoint Server, Open Windows PowerShell As an administrator.
  • Run the below cmdlets one by one

Enable .NetFramework 3.5 on Windows Server 2016 / 2012

Import-Module ServerManager 

Add-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45,NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45

Add-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Features,Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Compat,Web-Metabase,Application-Server,AS-Web-Support,AS-TCP-Port-Sharing,AS-WAS-Support, AS-HTTP-Activation,AS-TCP-Activation,AS-Named-Pipes,AS-Net-Framework,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-NET-Environment,WAS-Config-APIs,Web-Lgcy-Scripting,Windows-Identity-Foundation,Server-Media-Foundation,Xps-Viewer
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