Installation runs everytime we start Outlook 2013 application in Terminal services

I was installing a Windows 2008R2 Remote Desktop Services Host with Microsoft Office 2013 when I ran into a strange thing. Every time I started Outlook 2013 there was a installation screen, “installing Microsoft Office 64-bit Components 2013”. This screen appears for a few second and the Outlook started. This is very annoying! The application was working normally.

I found the solution at the Microsoft Forums, here.

What to do to solve this annoying screen.

Install Windows Search Services under the File Services role. Do not add any disk drive for indexing. Put the RDS server in install mode, start Outlook 2013. Now the installation screen is gone. Put the RDS server in Execution mode and the problem is solved.

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Marco works for ViaData as a Senior Technical Consultant. He has over 15 years experience as a system engineer and consultant, specialized in virtualization. VMware VCP4, VCP5-DC & VCP5-DT. VMware vExpert 2013, 2014,2015 & 2016. Microsoft MCSE & MCITP Enterprise Administrator. Veeam VMSP, VMTSP & VMCE.