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Stop error 0xD1 during installation of Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Storage Server 2016

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When you install Windows Server 2016 Essentials or Windows Storage Server 2016 on a server that has more than two processors, the installation fails, and you receive stop error 0xD1.

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This is by design. Windows Server 2016 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2016 have system requirements of no more than two processor sockets.

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To work around this issue, install Windows Server 2016 Standard or Windows Server 2016 Datacenter.

  • After the installation, the Windows Server Essentials Experience Role can be installed. The Windows Server Essentials Experience Role does not have the processor count limit.
  • After the Storage Services are deployed, Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter do not have the same processor limits.

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Article Info
Article ID : 4077101
Revision : 17
Created on : 2/5/2018
Published on : 2/6/2018
Exists online : False
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