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

Posted on 2012-09-04
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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.
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Question by:deniswilson
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by:dkumar82
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Luckily I have not faced this issue on my production box, however I goggled it and found few good links - JFYR

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sk/winservermanager/thread/85f23d11-98e1-4593-996a-dfdd8a05398d

http://www.codeproject.com/Questions/134963/COM-Exception
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by:kyodai
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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.
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by:deniswilson
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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.
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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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