This is just a quick note to all those early adopters who want to be on the bleeding edge of our products. I was trying to build my lab out using the RTM bits of Windows 2012, SQL 2012 and SharePoint 2013 when I hit this stumbling block described here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2765260

 

So why am I posting this? Well, the steps in the KB are correct but depending on your situation, you may need a bit more information still.

 

When I ran the second powershell command to install all the features, it kept getting hung at 68% and the error was that it couldn't download the required files. I needed to specify a -source path to the command.

To my confusion, what path should I be telling it? I already had the DVD of Server 2012 in the drive...well, here's what I figured out.

 

The source path needs to be to the .\source\sxs directory of the install media for the OS.

 

Once I specified that location, install completed successfully for all the IIS components - so now I wait for the reboot and try the prerequisite installer once more.

 

Happy SharePointing. :)