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Error “Install-WindowsComponent –ShortNameForRole “AdminTools” ADToolsNeeded $RoleADToolsNeeded”

I am installing Exchange 2010 SP2 admin tools on Windows 7 x64 bit and got alerts mentioned. As I have installed 100+ Exchange servers including my LAB and production, there are few best practices and situation where our hand select few option’s  automatically, Atleast for me  🙂


In below screen shot, I have finished installation of all prerequisite and selected check mark “Automatically install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange”. This is not needed as I am only going to install Admin tools, As a result got below error.


I have removed this check mark in setup and hit next.


Now, Setup got succesfull and ready for install.4

Categories: Exchange 2010
  1. tak
    October 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    THANK U! solved my problem precisely!!

  2. Rmacd
    April 30, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome thanks… I was having the same issue!

  3. November 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks work for me.

  4. Bhagyashri
    June 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Hi, Can you please explain briefly why we have to uncheck the option.

    • July 8, 2015 at 11:02 am

      HI Bhagyashre, Its because setup will install windows component and will failed with unmatched windows OS (Windows 7, 8)

  5. January 31, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Brilliant solution thank you

  6. vinaykush1989@gmail.com
    June 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm


  7. IT
    February 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you so much! I was looking online for quite sometime before I found your article. Much appreciated!

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