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Fix Could not find file During Set up Client Restore Service Setup

While conducting the overview of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, I ran into a few errors while configuring the “Set up Client Restore Service”.  It seems that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get the service to start.  Then, a little digging, a quick copy & paste; all was resolved.

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In an effort to help you along in your Essentials Journey, I have documented the steps that eventually got the service working for me.

1. Install the ADK before you even start: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982

When you start the process, you will be prompted a nagging error.

WSSr2e-fix

Client Restore Service installation did not succeed.

Cannot customize the client restore image
Could not find file ‘C:\Windows\system32\ar-SA\apphelp.dll.mui’.

Copy apphelp.dll.mui from C:\Windows\System32\en-US to C:\Windows\System32\ar-SA

WSSr2e-fix-2

Client Restore Service installation did not succeed.

Cannot customize the client restore image
Could not find the file ‘C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ar-SA\apphelp.dll.mui’.

Copy apphelp.dll.mui from C:\Windows\System32\en-US to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ar-SA

Fixed!

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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