App-V server install error "The Installation program was unable to create the required IIS virtual directory"


Here’s another one turned up by our hard working beta team.  If you’re installing the server on Win2K8 be sure you have the IIS6 compatibility bits and the scripts and tools installed:


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Issue: When attempting to do an installation of the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server on Windows Server 2008, the installer may present the following error message:


The Installation program was unable to create the required IIS virtual directory


This typically happens towards the end of the installation procedure and once it occurs the entire install process rolls back.


Cause: The following IIS 7.0 Role Features are not installed:



  • IIS6 Management Compatibility

  • IIS Management Scripts and Tools

These are optional components that can be installed under the Internet Information Server category of Windows Server 2008.


Resolution: Ensure these Role Features are installed prior to installing the Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server on Windows Server 2008.


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Hope this helps!


J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here's another one turned up by our hard working beta team. If you're installing the server on