Products Preparation Tool does not progress past the "Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role" stage.
After days searching for a fix and finding nothing that will work I am wondering if banging my head should stop and I should install SP2010 instead.
I am installing SP2013 on a VMware instance of Windows 2012. This is a standalone deployment to test the Intranet setup. We do not have AD or a Domain Controller set up. The network is still using an NT4 Server...