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I'm having trouble installing the Wireless LAN Service offline with a freshly installed Windows 2012 Server RTM.

I tried install-windowsfeature wireless-networking in the non-GUI mode and using the server manager in the GUI mode to enable the Wireless LAN Service, but both of them show a

Failure configuring Windows Updates

message after the installation restarted the system.

I checked the event log and I think messages about

The WLAN Autoconfig service depends on the following service: nativewifip. This service might not be installed

are the source of the issue. Google shows it is a service called Native WiFi Filter, but I cannot find anywhere to install that service.

I don't have a Ethernet adapter for that computer, so have to install everything offline before the WiFi's working.

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I remark that my own try at using Windows Server 2012 also ended with an unrecoverable disaster. I suggest waiting for the first service-pack : IMHO the current release is not viable and also Windows Server 2008 R2 is not that bad. –  harrymc Nov 21 '12 at 18:41
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I had this same issue. I just rebooted tonight, the latest Windows updates were applied and it now works.

So, issued fixed and released by Microsoft on Windows update.

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