Cannot install Roles & Features (Windows 2016)

Sometimes when building a Domain Controller The new roles will not install and you’ll get the error below
The referenced assembly could not be found. Error: 0x80073701

Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log and search for STATUS_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING

Quick fix
Get a new image and start over

Geek Way
Run these commands at elevated cmd

  • Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /analyzecomponentstore
  • Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /restoreHealth
  • sfc.exe /scannow
  • powershell.exe “Get-TroubleshootingPack -path C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\WindowsUpdate | Invoke-TroubleshootingPack

If that doesn’t work get a new image

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