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Failed to install HLK on test server, get error "controller option not supported on this platform" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am trying to install Windows HLK controller and studio for Windows 10 Version 1703. My test system will run Windows 10 version 1703. My test server is a brand new PC that runs Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit. The Microsoft documentation lists this as a compatible operating system here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn915004(v=vs.85).aspx 

    But when I try install the HLK on the test server I get this message: The Controller option is not supported on this platform. The Controller option may only be used on systems running the English language versions of Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 10 that are not configured as domain controllers. 

    I have .NET framework 4.5.3 installed. I dont have SQL server installed. What is causing this installation to fail? Is Windows Server 2008 R2 actually not supported?


    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:49 PM

All replies

  • Same situation about The Controller option is not supported on this platform. The Controller option may only be used on systems running the English language versions of Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 10 that are not configured as domain controllers. 

    Is HLK controller for 1703 not supported Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 x64 ?

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:44 AM
  • I have the same issue/error installing HLK for Windows 10, version 1703 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 x64. 

    I uninstalled the failed kit and downloaded HLK for Windows 10, version 1607.  1607 installed without error.

    I would also like to know if version 1703 and 1709 are not supported on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 x64.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:36 PM
  • Same failure here for HLK for Windows 10 versions 1709 and 1703 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Didn't try HLK for Windows 10 version 1607. After reading these similar installation failures, will be replacing Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows Server 2012 as the Controller platform. What piece of crap? Tell me, can't Microsoft post this issue at least? Not only that, they advertise Windows Server 2008 R2 as a compatible Controller OS!

    Monday, October 30, 2017 5:40 PM