Windows Server 2012 R2 Install NFS Role: Installation of one or more roles, role services or features failed. Error:0x800f0922

 

 

Today I was trying to install the Server for NFS (Network Filing System) role service on my Cluster nodes so I would be able to better work with my Linux systems and the install was failing on all 3 nodes with a very generic error (Thanks Microsoft):

The request to add or remove features on the specified server failed.
Installation of one or more roles, role services or features failed. Error:0x800f0922

My first thought was that it had to be the cluster and something relating to it, but it was not. after banging my head I started looking at what ports were being used on the servers and I found the problem. I ran: "netstat -ano | findstr :111" which returnd the process number of what was using that port:

 

C:\Windows\System32> netstat -ano | findstr :111

  TCP    0.0.0.0:111            0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING       3044
  UDP    0.0.0.0:111            *:*                                    3044

I then new the process in my case was 3044 so next I just had to find what process that was so I ran: tasklist /fi "PID eq 3044" and it returned the process:

 

C:\Windows\System32> tasklist /fi "PID eq 3044"

Image Name                     PID Session Name        Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
portmap.exe                   3044 Services                   0      4,888 K

Next I opened up task manager and looked at the properties of the tasks:

Now I knew what my problems was. Until very recently I had been using QLogic Fiber Channel cards on my servers but I switched to some Emulex cards because they worked better with Synthetic Fiber channel. Anyhow, I had not yet removed the Qlogic Super installer from the nodes. once I removed that I was able to add the NFS role.

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