The request to add and remove features on the specified server failed in Windows Server 8

If you hit the error from Windows Server 8 like the mentioned above


Please make sure your server has an Internet connection which it should not be needed. Just hope the final release of Windows Server 8 does not need Internet connection in order to add and remove features.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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One Response to The request to add and remove features on the specified server failed in Windows Server 8

  1. BobT says:

    Be prepared to see more of these implementations of software “phoning-home” to their servers. So be mindful of what you install on your next generation OSes.

    Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install [SmartScreen technology]

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