Windows Server AppFabric: installation error , While installing SharePoint prerequisite installer

1) Windows Server AppFabric: installation error
2) Warning : Call to OpenService(...,SERVICE_START | SERVICE_QUERY_STATUS | SERVICE_STOP | SERVICE_PAUSE_CONTINUE) function to get handle to the service failed (0X424=1060)
Warning : [In HRESULT format] (0X80070424=-2147023836)
AppFabric caching service is not installed.
Unsupported 16-Bit Application
The program or feature "\??\C:\Users\ANZ~1.DEV\AppData\Local\Temp\AppA0E1.tmp.exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibity with 64-bit versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.


1) uninstall the AppFabric and let the SharePoint prerequisite installer do the installation for you.
        a) Make sure Windows Update server running.
        b) Uninstall AppFabric completely if there is any installed.

2) Append the following path to PSModulePath entry in the environment variables – %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0

  • Go to My Computer, right-click Properties
  • On the System’ page, click Advanced System Settings on the left-side pane.
  • If you receive a UAC prompt, click on Yes to launch the System Properties dialog box
  • From the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables
  • Within the System Variables section in the lower half, select PSModulePath and click on Edit (or double-click PSModulePath‘)
  • Append the following path to PSModulePath entry in the environment variables
  • Ensure that the PSModulePath entry looks like this:
    C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\;c:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules
And also verify in your server if any download block happening by any of your firewall or antivirus etc. 

Ref Screen Captures:

These services better to be enabled, which helps in error free installation.


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