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

When installing SharePoint Foundation 2013, I came across an issue installing the pre-reqs. The installer would keep failing on the Applicaiton Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.

For some reason, the installer is looking for C:\Windows\System32\ServerManagerCMD.exe however, if you look for that file, you’ll only see ServerManager.exe.

A quick fix is to make a copy of ServerManager.exe and rename the copy to ServerManagerCMD.exe.

Run the pre-req installer again to confirm it works:

After the install is finished, you’ll see the confirmation:

3 thoughts on “The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.

  1. I am getting same error in Windows 10 Pro while running SharePoint foundation 2010 and I can’t find ServerManagerCMD.exe under c:/system32

    Please help

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