How to install SCM Next on Windows Server 2016

SCM Next installer is shipped with both a 32bit and 64bit exe in one package.

On Windows Server 2016 it won’t run SCM Next correctly in 64bit and the app will show only a white screen.

Steps to fix:

  1. Run App with proper and full UAC permissions.
  2. Launch SCM Next using the 32-bit emulated Command Prompt.
  3. Click Start > Run, and enter:


Command Prompt should open.

Now type the path to SCM Next executable. (Default install location can be found using the SCM Next shortcut on your desktop)

Why this works:

WOW64 is the x86 emulator that forces SCM Next to run its 32-bit version.

For some reason the 32bit version runs correctly on Windows Server 2016 but not the 64bit version.