Windows 2008 R2 Server Manager fails to bring up Roles and Features

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-11-19
Error: Server execution failed (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80080005 (CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE)).

The Server Manager throws this error when I try to refrecsh either Roles or Features.
Question by:deniswilson
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    Expert Comment

    Luckily I have not faced this issue on my production box, however I goggled it and found few good links - JFYR
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    Expert Comment

    C:\windows \winsxs

    If there is pending.xml file present in this folder delete it.

    Registry entries

    HLKM\Offline Components\AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving
    HKLM\Offline Components\PendingXmlIdentifier

    Do these registry entries exist?

    If yes , delete and reboot.

    Author Comment

    The winsxs folder only gives the TrustedInstaller user the right to delete the 3 pending.xml files. My administrator user cannot do it.

    There are no entries under HKLM for Offline Components.

    Accepted Solution

    Also checked the two suggestions from dkumar82.

    1. The CbsUpdateState.bin is in the cache folder

    2. The DCOM Security and Identities of WSMan are not modifiable as they are a system default only, thus grayed out.

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    Helped but did not directly fix the problem

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