Thursday, July 6, 2017

Issue Installing CRM 2016 (Dynamics 365) on Windows Server 2016

I recently got my hands on some Windows Server 2016 boxes and wanted to test out the CRM 2016/Dynamics 365 installation process on them. Preparation began as usual and I kicked off the wizard. Some time after that I was presented with the following error message:

Action.Microsoft.Crm.Setup.Common.InstallWindowsSearchAction failed. The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070422)

What I quickly learned was that the Windows Search service, while coming pre-installed on Windows Server 2016, is set to disabled by default.

I enabled the service by setting it to automatic startup, started it, and then hit retry on the error diagloue from the CRM installation wizard. The installation continued and finished with no further issues.

I love the easy fixes!


  1. Thanks - a great help during a late night installation run! Glad I didnt have to start over.

  2. Nice it was help me to solve same issue