It is not possible to install the Application Server Role in Windows Server 2016, as it has been deprecated. However, it is possible to manually configure the operating system in the manner that the COM+ Server requires. To do so:
- Open the simplified Windows Firewall settings, and click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
- Or -
Press the Windows key and search for Allow an app through Windows Firewall.
- Enable COM+ Network Access:
- Open Regedit.
- Go to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\COM3
- Change the value of RemoteAccessEnabled to 1.