How to install Azure Site Recovery Provider on Server Core (0x80040111)

You have VMM Server 2012 R2  installed on the Server 2012 R2 (Core). All components are up-to-date

You have downloaded ASR Provider (VMMAsrProvider_x64.exe)  and registration key from Azure portal

You try to add registration key and receives error :

“Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID ()..0x80040111 (CLASS_E_CLASSNOTAVAILABLE)”


It seems wizard cannot initiate OpenFileDialog because of Explorer shell is not available


Net stop scvmmservice

Run VMMDRAProvider.exe /x /q

Run SetupDR.exe /i

Net start scvmmservice

Register VMM using

<Vmm Installation Directory>\Bin\DRConfigurator.exe /r /Credentials <location for Key File downloaded from Portal> /ProxyAddress <Address> /ProxyPort <Port> /ProxyUserName <Username> /ProxyPassword <Password> /VmmFriendlyName <Friendly Name for current VMM server to be shown on portal> /DataEncryptionEnabled <Folder path to put encryption certs in>


C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\Virtual Machine Manager\bin\DRConfigurator.exe /r /Credentials "C:\Key\cloud.VaultCredentials" /VmmFriendlyName VMM01

2 thoughts on “How to install Azure Site Recovery Provider on Server Core (0x80040111)”

  1. Hi @rlevchenko, Thanks for your post. I am facing a weird issue. I have downloaded the AzureSiteRecoveryProvider.exe and the key. But when I am trying to install AzureSiteRecoveryProvider.exe I am always getting this error.
    “Setup cannot proceed as no compatible product was found :-
    To install on HyperV server, ensure that Hyper-V role is enabled and server is not acting as Domain Controller.
    To install on Configuration Server, ensure that installation is performed on machine with ‘Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Configuration/Process Server’ installed.
    To install on VMM server ensure that VMM Server 2012 R2 and above is present on the machine.”

    Any advice?

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