One or more predeployment task failed : InstanceName property does not exist Parameter name: ConfigurationStore

Recently i was working on WSUS role installation on Windows Server 2012 R2 & received this error message :-

I tried few thinks but it didn't worked. Then i tried installing the role using Powershell & it worked !!

Powershell Command for WSUS role installation :-

Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices -IncludeManagementTools

Happy Troubleshooting :)


  1. Cant we install it using GUI or does it drawback from MS in 2012 R2? Can anybody fix this issue via GUI

  2. I was having issue with the GUI command worked fine.

  3. Win RM service was the culprit for this issue which is required for 2012 R2 OS- Check your environment if this setting is enabled - Possibly from gpedit.msc/gpmc.msc and try - Best of Luck

  4. Moreover as you are not a permanent resident of that region you may not be aware what's going on in your property and easily rely on anyone to easily take care of the property.
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