Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) is a suite (portfolio) of technologies available to Software Assurance customers through an additional subscription. The following components are included in the MDOP suite: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V), Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), Microsoft Diagnostics & Recovery Toolset (DaRT), and Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM). MBAM is an administrator interface used to manage BitLocker drive encryption. It allows you to configure your enterprise with the correct BitLocker encryption policy options, as well as monitor compliance with these policies. Please see the following comprehensive guide on how to enable Bitlocker Pre-Boot Authentication via the Group Policy, and BitLocker PIN bypass: How to configure Network Unlock.
While configuring MBAM, you might encounter the error: “Web application ‘Administration Portal’ can’t enable due to unmet software dependencies.” Incorrectly installing MBAM occurred due to not meeting the specified prerequisites accurately. Kindly take a look at this guide on MBAM components: How to deploy Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Tool.
The Event Viewer below illustrates that the Web application “Administration Portal” can’t activate due to unmet software dependencies. To resolve this issue, we need to install the prerequisites through the portal or PowerShell. Kindly refer to the following similar guides on BitLocker. How to view BitLocker disk encryption status in Windows, how to backup existing and new BitLocker recovery keys to Active Directory, BitLocker Drive Encryption architecture and implementation types on Windows, how to fix missing BitLocker Recovery Tab in Active Directory Users and Computers, and how to enable or disable BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows 10 and Virtual Machines.
Solution – Install the Web Server, role services and features via PowerShell
Run the following PowerShell Command to have all the Web Server, role services and features installed as shown below. When you run this command, as evident in the image below, the server will receive installation of the components. This command will ensure you aren’t missing any steps.
Add-WindowsFeature -Name "Web-Server", "Web-WebServer", "Web-Common-Http", "Web-Default-Doc", "Web-Dir-Browsing", "Web-Http-Errors", "Web-Static-Content", "Web-Health", "Web-Http-Logging", "Web-Performance", "Web-Stat-Compression", "Web-Security", "Web-Filtering", "Web-Windows-Auth", "Web-App-Dev", "Web-Net-Ext", "Web-Net-Ext45", "Web-Asp-Net", "Web-Asp-Net45", "Web-ISAPI-Ext", "Web-ISAPI-Filter", "Web-Mgmt-Tools", "Web-Mgmt-Console", "NET-Framework-Features", "NET-Framework-Core", "NET-Non-HTTP-Activ", "NET-Framework-45-Features", "NET-Framework-45-Core", "NET-Framework-45-ASPNET", "NET-WCF-Services45", "NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45", "NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45", "NET-WCF-TCP-PortSharing45", "RDC", "WAS-Process-Model", "WAS-NET-Environment", "WAS-Config-APIs"
Examining the image below reveals the successful execution of the command, achieved by effectively utilizing the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack.
Activate the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring tool, and the system will verify prerequisites, confirming essential feature installation. You may also want to see this guide: MBAM reports automatic E-mail notification: How to create MBAM Enterprise and Compliance, and Recovery Audit reports.
After reviewing the presented information, it’s clear that the successful execution of the prerequisite check has occurred. A reassuring green checkmark validates the fulfillment of all necessary requirements. With this confirmation, you are now ready to initiate the configuration process for the components of the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack.
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