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

Posted on 2012-09-04
Medium Priority
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

ID: 38364233
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

ID: 38364240
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

ID: 38364284
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

deniswilson earned 0 total points
ID: 38364353
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.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38612250
Helped but did not directly fix the problem

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