Solved

How do I fix Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 SP2?

Posted on 2010-08-31
7
445 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Just had Windows Server 2008 installed and attempted to add Windows Backup via Server Manager. However, Server Manager is broken. I get the attached message when I attempt to open it. Its not the management console since it works with other addins. Sites on the internet indicate that this appears to be a common problem. What is the fix? Thanks
Picture-1.png
0
Comment
Question by:PDSWSS
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
DrUltima earned 500 total points
ID: 33577289
Since this is a newly installed server, I would start with a Repair install.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PDSWSS
ID: 33579681
I assume I would need the Windows 2008 discs to do this. Correct?   Thanks
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:DrUltima
DrUltima earned 500 total points
ID: 33579749
No.  If you can get inside Windows Server 2008, you can run setup.exe and upgrade over your installed copy of Windows Server 2008. The option of booting to the DVD, detecting the installed OS, and choosing repair is no longer available.

Another option is to use the Windows Recovery Environment.  Overview here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770593%28WS.10%29.aspx

If using R2, you have a couple of additional options:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753920.aspx

Justin
0
Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

 

Author Comment

by:PDSWSS
ID: 33586897
Will upgrading windows over the installed copy affect programs and data already in the OS?  Thanks
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:DrUltima
ID: 33586951
Doing an inline upgrade should not have any affect on your installed applications, but as always, make sure you do a full backup before trying any such action.  Because backup is what is affected on your system, you may have to do it from another machine....

Justin
0
 

Author Comment

by:PDSWSS
ID: 33612221
As soon as I have time, I will test your solution.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PDSWSS
ID: 33674571
As it turned out, by some unknown mechanism, the Server Manager Fixed itself. However, since your answers made sense as a trouble shooting method, I will give you the points anyway.  Thanks for your input.
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of coin tosses with the rand() function and learn how to make these “tosses” depend on a predetermined probability. Flipping Coins in Excel: Enter =RAND() into cell A2: Recalculate the random variable…
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now