Microsoft Lync Install Error “Prerequisite installation failed: Wmf2008R2”

KB ID 0000513 


Seen Installing Lync Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2, during the “Setup or Remove Lync Server Components” phase of the Deployment Wizard.

wmf2008r2 error

Error: Prerequisite installation failed: Wmf2008R2
Type: PreInstallFailed


Thankfully this is a know problem and Microsoft has addressed it with KB 2522454

1. Drop to command line and issue the following command:

%systemroot%system32dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%windir%servicingPackagesMicrosoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.mum /ignorecheck

fix wmf2008r2 error

2. Then reboot as instructed, and continue the installation.

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