Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 7.2 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 allows you to disable the User Interface and WOW components/functionality. Dell OpenManage Server Administrator supports Windows 2012 both with and without (Server Core) User Interface. Installation of Server Administrator without WOW will fails with the following error:

Error 1719: Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that it is properly registered and enabled.”

The reason for the failure is:

Windows 2012 Server Core (pure 64 bit) does not have WOW component. During the OMSA installation the MSI is trying to execute a 32 bit custom action which fails without WOW component.


How to install Server Administrator on Windows 2012 Server Core Edition:

Do the following to install Server Administrator on a Server Core. Once installed, you can launch OMSA using a supported remote browser.

1. Enable WOW component. Run the following command from the Server Core command prompt:

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-WOW64

2. Install x64 Server Administrator. Run the following command to install 

  Msiexec /i SysMgmtx64.msi

3. Disable WOW: Run the following command to disable WOW feature.

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:ServerCore-WOW64

4. Reboot the system.

Note: Disabling or enabling the WOW component would require system reboot.

5. Server Administrator is installed. You can launch the Server Administrator from a remote device as Server Core does not have the user interface.