So, I got a copy of Windows 2012 R2 Essentials for a home server. And I'm trying to get all the features I want working. The most significant non-working feature right now is "Client Restore Service". Going through the Dashboard GUI, I get:
Client Restore Service installation did not succeed Windows Deployment Services role installation did not succeed. Exception of type 'Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.PowerShell.ExecutionErrorException was thrown.
Which is less than helpful. So I try adding WDS to the server through the "Add roles and features" GUI. And through the PowerShell cmdlet, both of which give me errors of:
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
This being regardless of options I use for installation. I try without using the -source option. And with using the -source option and the USB stick that I installed from. And with the original ISO mounted as a virtual drive on the server. And having copied the install.wim onto the hard drive and using that. The commandline I used last, incidentally is:
enable-windowsoptionalfeature -online -all -featurename Microsoft-Windows-Deploymment-Services-Deployment-Server -source d:\install.wim
Used variations on the -source parameter previously, all with the same error. Help?