Windows Server 2016 Core - install Parallels Tools?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by KellyG1, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. KellyG1

    KellyG1 Bit Poster

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    Any advice on how to get the Parallels tools installed in Windows Server 2016 core install? I find D: drive on the system, with the installer for the tools. But running them doesn't seem to work.

    Have found one other person asking similar question in the forum, but not answers were provided.
    Thanks in advance for any assistance.
     
  2. AsbjornU1

    AsbjornU1 Bit Poster

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    I'm having the same problem. An answer from Parallels would be appreciated!
     
  3. robbino65

    robbino65 Bit Poster

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    Hello guys; It is few days I'm trying to install Win Server 2016 without success; any tip to help me?
    Intallation always hangs after the "administrator" creation, the DOS windows opens the installer, it emains active and responsive BUT it does not proceed
    Thanks...
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018
  4. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @KellyG1 , please let us know if you are getting any error message or the installer is not responding.
     
  5. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi @robbino65 , please try the steps suggested in this article and check if that works.
     
  6. LokalerA

    LokalerA Bit Poster

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    We are having the same problem. The referenced article is of no help since Windows 2016 server core is in principle "headless".

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Set up Windows 2016 Server Core
    2. Choose Menu -> Actions -> Reinstall Parallels Tools
    3. Parallels Tools "DVD" is mounted at drive D:
    4. cd d:
    5. ptagent.exe

    Nothing happens. No error messages, nothing...

    See the attached screenshot
     

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