Unable to install Windows Server Backup on Windows 2019 Essentials

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Trying to install Windows Server Backup feature on a newly installed Windows 2019 Essentials server. When trying to install it comes back with the below error:

 

Install-WindowsFeature : The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.
Installation of one or more roles, role services, or features failed.
The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more
information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077. Error: 0x800f081f
At line:1 char:1
+ Install-WindowsFeature Windows-Server-Backup
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (@{Vhd=; Credent...Name=localhost}:PSObject) [Install-WindowsFeature],
Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DISMAPI_Error__Failed_To_Enable_Updates,Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Commands.AddWind
owsFeatureCommand

When looking at the available features the Backup feature is displaying this:

 

[ ] Windows Server Backup Windows-Server-Backup Removed

 

Have tried to download an ISO of the OS and installing using DSIM with the source switch, as well as the Install-Windowsfeature within Powershell. All advising that the source files cannot be found.

 

I have tried everything I can think of to get this installed.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Sean Buckle

1 Reply

Sounds like the OS may be broken. You can try repairing servicing

sfc /scannow

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth