Windows Server Appfabric: download error in SharePoint

While I was trying to install SharePoint in Windows Server 2016, I got an error message: “Window Server App Fabric: download error”. The error exactly comes when we run the prerequisitesinstaller.exe file. The error looks like the following:

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To overcome this, we have to follow some steps.

Windows Server Appfabric: download error

We can download Windows Server Appfabric offline and can configure app fabric. Follow the below steps:

Step-1: Then we have to download APPFABRIC 1.1 from this MSDN link.

Once downloaded, run the exe file. Then after getting the “Accept License Terms” page, we have to click on “Yes, accept the terms in the license agreement” and then click on Next.

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Step 2: In “Customer Experience,” click on “No, I do not want to participate in the program,” which is by default, then click on Next.

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Step-3: In Microsoft Update, click on I do not want to use Microsoft Update which is by default. Then click on next.

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Step-4: In “features”, check the Runtime and Administration Tools checkboxes. Both need to be checked.

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Step-5: In Confirmation, we have to click on Install.

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Step-6: Here in progress, we have to wait for some time till installing App fabric 1.1 for the window server is installed.

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Step-7: Once the installation over, “AppFabric Server Configuration Wizard” will start automatically like below:

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Here, click on Next.

Step-8: In the Configure Hosting Services, also we do not need to change anything. Just click on Next like below:

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Then, on the Configure Application page, check the “Start Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” checkbox like below:

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Then click on Finish, and the configuration will be over.

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Now, when you run the prerequisitesinstaller.exe again, the error will not come.

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I hope this SharePoint tutorial helps us to fix the error Window Server App Fabric: download error.

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