Windows Server AppFabric is not correctly configured During installing SharePoint Server 2013

If you intend to install SharePoint Server 2013, and you doesn’t have an Internet Connection thence you will need to install SharePoint Server 2013 prerequisites offline without using Preparation Tool.

Note: Although you are having an internet connection you maybe also can’t install SharePoint Server 2013 prerequisites using Preparation Tool because of you are trying to install SharePoint Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2, that require a SharePoint Server 2013 with SP1 to be working properly.

Therefore, you should install the following roles & features manually.

  • Roles:
    • Application Server
    • Web Server (IIS)
    • EDIT: IIS 6 Management Console (h/t Darma)
  • Features:
    • ASP.NET 4.5
    • Windows Identity Foundation 3.5

Then downloading the following files:

After all the prerequisites have been installed, I tried to run SharePoint 2013 Installation. but unfortunately  I got the following error:

Windows Server AppFabric is not correctly configured.You Should uninstall Windows Server Appfabric and reinstall it using The SharePoint Products Preparation Tool.


Cause :

Windows Server AppFabric is not correctly installed this usually occur if you tried to install it by double clicking on its Setup file.

Solution :

Kindly, keep in mind that all downloaded files can be installed by running setup file except


Thence, to install ‘WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe’ , follow the mentioned steps below:

  • Move WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe to drive C:/
  • Type the following command line in PowerShell
.\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe /i CacheClient,CachingService,CacheAdmin /gac
  • If you got any error during running the previous command try to run it again without using its Parameters.
.\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe /i /gac
  • Wait until AppFabric installation finish.
  • Click on ‘AppFabric1.1-RTM-KB2671763-x64-ENU.exe’ to install the AppFabric patch.
  •  Reboot the server > Run SharePoint Installation again where the message error should not be listed again.

Note: If your computer was configured as a Workgroup, you will not be able to install AppFabric for Windows Server.

Enjoy 🙂


24 thoughts on “Windows Server AppFabric is not correctly configured During installing SharePoint Server 2013

  1. Hi,
    Thank you fr your valuable help bro i applied this command but it did not effected. i mean it runs and then nothing happens when i try to install update after this the error comes like before so can you please guide me how can i install app fabric because i have wasted more then a week on Appfabric issue but still i am stuck on it, I am waiting fr your kind reply.
    Sohrab Khaliq
    Network Engineer
    SKYPE: sohrab.khaliq47


    1. Hi Bro,

      I am also facing same issue more than 10days , format the laptop again install feel like fed up install all those software.I tried all possible ways to resolve this issue but there is no work out please help me,


  2. when i was install windows server app-fabric i faced this error “App-fabric installation failed because installer MSI return with error: 1603”.I tried all possible ways to resolve this issue but there is no work out please help me,


  3. In order to manually install Windows Server App Fabric for SharePoint 2013, first download the install file:

    assuming you store the file at c:

    run the following commands from an elevated PowerShell command line:

    $file = “c:\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe”

    & $file /i CacheClient”,”CachingService”,”CacheAdmin /gac

    Note the double quotations around the commas.


  4. I have installed Active directory too in same machine. Now I am not able to install App fabric. No other tricks are working for me.

    Please assist.


    Yogesh Sharma


  5. Well looks like this trailing “: did not get fixed in Windows Server 2016 either. Come on Microsoft-talk about quality control…


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