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Before the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft did not support SharePoint Server 2010 in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment. 

However, SharePoint Server 2010 with SP2 has now been released, and this configuration is supported in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. 

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When you try to install a pre-SP2 version of SharePoint Server 2010 on a computer that's running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, you may experience one or more of the following issues. 

Issue 1

The SharePoint Server 2010 installation process fails. 

Issue 2

The SharePoint Server 2010 prerequisite installer (PrerequisiteInstaller.exe) fails, and you receive the following error message:
This program has compatibility issues

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Note When you click Run the program without getting help to install SharePoint Server 2010, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
| Verifying if SharePoint can be installed |
SharePoint Server 2010 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2012.
Completed SharePointCanInstall: Error

Issue 3

When you try to start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell, you receive the following error message:
The Local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.
Additionally, when you try to run Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint Server 2010, you receive the following error message:
Microsoft SharePoint is not supported with version 4.0.xxxxx.xxxxx of the Microsoft .Net Runtime.

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Article ID: 2724471 - Last Review: November 21, 2013 - Revision: 12.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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