Server Core: PowerShell Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Clustering Seems to Hang at 68%

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On a Windows Server 2012 Core deploy we ran the following command:

  • Install-WindowsFeature RSAT-Clustering

And we saw the following for a _long_ time!


The “Start Installation…” line kept blinking on and off all during the time it seemed to be stuck.

With a little bit of patience we eventually saw the following result:


The entire process took about 15-20 minutes.

So, be patient. ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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