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I'm attempting to build out our Lab Manager with TFS 2012. On a virtual machine running Server 2003 SP2 32bit, I'm attempting to install the Visual Studio Agents 2012 and am running into an error:

Setup Failed!
Install cannot continue because some required components failed. 
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

Looking into it, the install log is erroring when it's attempting to install dotNetFx45_Full_x86_x64.exe component. Looking at that install log, it is failing with:

The .NET Framework 4.5 is not supported on this operating system.

So, I see according to the Agents 2012 MSDN documentation, that Server 2003 SP2 is supported by Agents 2012. But I also see that according to the .NET 4.5 MSDN documentation, Server 2003 isn't supported.

So how do I install Agents 2012 on 2003 SP2 as the documentation implies I can?

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I'm very sorry that we made a mistake in the MSDN documentation here. The correct list of supported operating systems is on this page and it doesn't include Windows Server 2003. We will fix the mistaken page in the next two weeks.

Once again, I'm sorry for the mistake here, as I realize you'll have spent time on it.

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Alan seem to be a genuine Microsoft employee; it doesn't get much more official than this. – Mark Henderson Sep 17 '12 at 11:59

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