When I install Office online server on Windows 2016. After installing Prerequisites, I setup the OOS by command. The following error shows up. Does anyone have any idea on it.

I have installed The "Ink and Handwriting Services".

PS C:\Users\Administrator.LITWAREINC> New-OfficeWebAppsFarm New-OfficeWebAppsFarm : The operation failed. The server did not meet the following prerequisites: - The "Ink and Handwriting Services" Windows Server Feature must be installed and enabled.

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Windows Server 2016 doesn’t contain Ink And Handwriting Services, so omit that from the Add-WindowsFeature command. So, working script for WS2016 is:

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Static-Content,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-App-Dev,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Includes,NET-Framework-Features,NET-Framework-Core,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45


Kindly have a look at the below links

  1. Office Online Server For SharePoint 2016

  2. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b91c1eea-a501-42fc-9a85-7c8eead1aa56/office-web-server-on-windows-server-2016-ink-and-handwiting-services?forum=SP2016

  3. http://strangecodestuff.blogspot.com/2017/04/sharepoint-2013-office-web-apps-sever.html

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