While installing GSX Monitor & Analyzer on a brand new "vanilla" Windows Server 2012 R2, some Operating System components are missing. The GSX install prerequisites check fail at the beginning of the setup wizard.
This article describes Windows Roles and Features required to install GSX Monitor & Analyzer on Windows Server 2012 R2.
The GSX install prerequisites check fail at the beginning of the setup wizard.
GSX Analyzer is based on Internet Information Server.
How to Solve the Issue
This error is caused by a partial configuration of the OS missing some required components. We detail below what needs to be done for Windows Server 2012. See this separate article on setting up the missing IIS components on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7.
To add the required Windows components, from the Server Manager console, use Add Roles and Features wizard and select:
- Role: Web Server:
- Feature: .NET Framework 3.5:
- Feature: Desktop Experience (if you plan to open GSX Analyzer web interface from the server itself):
- Role Service (Web Server): ASP.NET 4.5 and IIS 6 Management Compatibility:
You are all done. Now the prerequisites check passes:
Microsoft Related Links
See the following technet article for more details on installing Roles, Role Services, or Features to Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2.