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I'm unable to install Dashboard on Windows Server

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017 10:09AM MDT
Have you recently attempted to install the latest version of Dashboard or Solstice Directory Service on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2 and received an error?  A missing required Windows component, is likely the cause.

MFPlat.dll is a required DLL and is part of the Desktop Experience component that is installed by default on desktops but is disabled by on Windows Servers.

MFPlat.dll can be added in a number of ways:
 

  1. Through the Add Features interface by expanding "Interfaces and Infrastructure Feature" and selecting the Desktop Experience.
  2. By running the following command in a command prompt: Servermanagercmd –install Desktop-Experience
  3. By downloading and installing the Windows Server Essentials Media Pack: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40837

Regardless of installation method, after installing the required component, restart your machine and rerun your install of Dashboard.. 

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