Article ID: 2680242
When attempting to deploy a service template in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager using a Windows Core VHD, the process fails with the following errors:
This is by design. Service templates using Windows Core operating systems are not currently supported.
The following work arounds are available:
- Enable all the roles/features in the virtual machine prior to creating the sysprep VHD.
- Run DISM.exe as part of the application deployment using a pre-install script.
Executable Program: C:\Windows\system32\dism.exe
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