Quick Issue Alert – WMF 4.0 installation on W2012 fails with 0x80096002 if W8 package is selected


Installation of  Windows Management Framework 4.0 (which includes PowerShell 4.0)  will fail with error:

Windows Update Standalone Installer


Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002

The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found. [OK]



WMF 4.0 download page includes various installer packages including:

  • Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu
  • Windows6.1-KB2819745-x86-MultiPkg.msu
  • Windows8-RT-KB2799888-x64.msu

The error occurs when running the Windows 8 installer package on Windows 2012.



Run one of the Windows6.1 (such as Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu). packages instead.


Fany Carolina Vargas | SQL Dedicated Premier Field Engineer | Microsoft Services

Comments (5)

  1. Andrew says:


  2. Andrew says:

    Sorry.  I get the error when running Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu on server 2012

  3. Darius says:

    I did run the 6.1 package and still get the same error.  

  4. John says:

    Am running Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu on Server 2012 R2 Standard and receiving this error.

  5. Amblyopia says:

    Getting the same error with package Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.msu

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