[Solved] 0x800f0906: the source files could not be downloaded

Install-WindowsFeature request to add or remove features on the specified server failed source files could not be downloaded Use the source option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature 0x800f0906

You probably get this error message because you did not provide the right path.

Providing a WIM image location and index

The format is:


For example:

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra,Server-Gui-Shell –Source wim:f:\sources\install.wim:4

To find out the index number, use the Get-WindowsImage cmdlet.

For example:

Get-WindowsImage -ImagePath F:\sources\install.wim

Available Windows images Get-WindowsImage

Providing a folder path

Sources are located on the DVD or ISO file in the following folder:


You can specify a local path or a UNC path.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name NET-Framework-Features -Source F:\sources\sxs

More about

You can’t install features in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Microsoft Support)

.NET Framework 3.5 installation error: 0x800F0906, 0x800F081F, 0x800F0907 (Microsoft Support)

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