Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SharePoint Server 2010 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2012: SharePoint 2010.

Issue: While installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 2012 I got the below error message.

SharePoint Server 2010 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2012
Completed SharePointCanInstall: Error

Background: With the requirement of installing SharePoint 2010 in one of the server which has was Windows 2012 Server built. When launching the SharePoint 2010 Binaries from the network path, I bumped in the above error message.  

Troubleshooting: With being clue less, I checked on the internet if there is something related to this and as always helpful MS, I got a KB article which talks about the same and ‘SharePoint 2010 support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012’ R2:

This KB talks about more issue, you may encounter. 


The SharePoint 2010 Binaries I was having was with SP1 and by reading the article on net it was clear that I need the binaries with the SP2 and need to install with SharePoint 2010 SP2.

Last year July MS has release the ISO for SharePoint 2010 with SP2: and installing the binaries does work for me.

However, there are some other solutions of this, where some customers doesn’t want to install SP2 for SharePoint but does want to have SharePoint 2010 Installed on Windows server 2012, can refer to the below article:

Applies to
·         Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
·         Windows Server 2012 Standard
·         Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
·         Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
·         Windows Server 2012 Essentials
·         Windows Server 2012 Foundation

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012


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