Error when installing System Center 2022 Virtual Machine Manager

Bojan Zivkovic 436 Reputation points
2023-11-15T10:00:40.6+00:00

Hi, today I tried to install SCVMM 2022 but I always get this error:

Could not find file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\WSIM\Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.dll'.

Prior to installing SCVMM 2022 all prerequisites have been completed including installation of the Windows ADK for Windows 11 version 22H2.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager
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  1. Bojan Zivkovic 436 Reputation points
    2023-11-16T08:31:45.6266667+00:00

    Yes, I installed both but many files are missing in given location - I uninstalled both and used ConfigMgr Prerequisites Tool 3.0.6 to install them and now everything is fine.

    4 people found this answer helpful.

  2. Ryan Hitch 15 Reputation points
    2024-04-15T19:15:55.2233333+00:00

    I copied all of the .dll files from C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\WSIM\amd64\

    to

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\WSIM\

    and this also appears to let the installation complete.

    This is a bug in the VMM installer which is hopefully being fixed.

    3 people found this answer helpful.

  3. XinGuo-MSFT 15,171 Reputation points
    2023-11-16T06:29:27.0766667+00:00

    Hi,

    Have you installed the Windows PE add-on for the ADK for Windows 11?


  4. JM 0 Reputation points
    2024-06-07T14:31:58.1233333+00:00

    Hi everyone,

    I had the same issue with the DLL installation path. The default ADK installer deployed the DLL in a path containing architecture subfolders (amd64, x86, etc...) C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\WSIM\amd64\Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.dll whereas SCVMM installer tried to locate it in this path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\WSIM\Microsoft.ComponentStudio.Common.dll

    After a while, I found out that there are multiple versions of ADK available. I'm actually working on Windows Server 2022, and I finally managed to fix the problem after installing these versions of ADK :

    Installation path of the DLL is now correct and I successfully installed SCVMM 2022.

    You can find the different download versions of ADK in the "Other ADK downloads" section here : https://learn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install#other-adk-downloads

    Tip : Both ADK for Windows Server 2022 packages will download a large .ISO file, but extracting then installing only the .exe respective files on the server (adksetup.exe and adkwinpesetup.exe) worked for me. I guess the server must have access to the internet for that.

    I hope this will help !

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