I know that on Windows server, there is a component missing that is required for BI to function that is installed when you install the 'Desktop Experience' feature. The problem being, I've found that it seems for whatever reason, on WS2012, installing Desktop Experience breaks Windows update and other things that rely on it or part of its functionality. Took a while and a bunch of reloads and searching the internet to figure it out. I havent' found a solution to it other than removing Desktop Experience, which obviously doesn't work for BI.
That being said, is there a single component that I can install manually to satisfy BI's requirements and have it function correctly without installing the full 'Desktop Experience'?
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Just an update, through more searching and reading, then testing, I found that you can install just 'Media Foundation' and that gets the components required for BI, but doesn't break Windows Update.