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
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