Exchange 2013 – Error Unsupported OS Detected

After building a new Server 2012 server and fully patching it I then popped in the Exchange 2013 DVD and began the install. I was hit with the error and screen below while running the Exchange 2013 pre-requisites.

 

Error:
An unsupported operating system was detected. Exchange 2013 Client Access and Mailbox Server roles support Windows Server 2008 SP1 or later and Windows Server 2012.
Exchange 2013 - Error Unsupported OS detected

I have used the RTM version of Server 2012 numerous times to uld Exchange 2013, however the only difference in this install was that I had Installed Remove Desktop Services on the server. Specifically the Remote Desktop Host Manager.

I did not think this would be the issue however, I followed the “whats the difference to a normal install” method, removed Remote Desktop Services and ran the install again. Exchange 2013 installed perfectley.

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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    Karl

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    Thank you very much, you saved my day. Two days I was looking for a solution to solve this problem. Your tip did the trick!!!

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    John Donnelly

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    Thank you for the solution – cheers Allan
    I also had the same problem
    This is a most troublesome undocumented “Feature”

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