I tried installing prerequisite installer.am getting the configuration error for application server role,web server role. so i have tried installing rsat on windows 8(already language pack installed) but continuosly showing seraching for updates.how can i proceed further?Is there any way that server manager alone can be installed without the need to install the whole rsat


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1st thing, it is not supported and you will see the issues all the time even you are able to install the Sp 2013 on windows 8. I would highly recommend to create a VM on Windows 8 and install the SharePoint there.

But if you want Here is guide, i outline few pre steps here.

  • First make sure you have installed IIS on your machine. It isn't installed by default.
  • make sure you have HTTP Activation AND TCP Activation installed (.NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services/WCF Services).
  • The standalone installer won't run on Win8 you install WIF
    from "Turn Windows features on or off".
  • Make sure that the Net. Tcp Listener Adapter service and Net. Tcp Port Sharing Service are both configured to start automatically.
  • but for the prerequisite installer to be launched.first of all the remote server administration tools pack must be installed which is not happening and showing "searching for updates"always
    – user61887
    Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 8:18
  • But that's not mentioned in guide... what is os version?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 9:11
  • windows 8 version
    – user61887
    Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 9:41
  • I mean home, pro or etc?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 9:43
  • Its WIndows 8, Home
    – user61887
    Commented Nov 18, 2016 at 9:46

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