Active Directory Domain Server not showing when trying to install server roles on Server Manager GUI.

Jorge_Ortiz 21 Reputation points

Hi everyone, i have a little issue here.

It turns out i have a Server Dell PowerEdge R640 with Windows Server 2016 License.

I want to install the server roles ADDS to add a domain name so i can later start with Remote Desktop Services.

The problem is I do not see the Active Directory Domain Services Server Role when Server Roles window appear to check the ones i want to install.

This is what i see when i try to install, but i got stuck here.32454-serverroles.png

How can i make the ADDS server role appear here?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    Looks like something may be broken. Some things to try;

    More than likely the quicker thing to do is standup a new one, patch it fully, and move on.

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  2. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,661 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Please try running below commands as administrator in CMD and then see if the server manager issue could be resolved.

    cd C:\Windows\System32\wbem\AutoRecover

    for /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s



    If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

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  3. Jorge_Ortiz 21 Reputation points

    Hi, thanks for your replies, i just found a way to do it with static ip address and with remote desktop connection.