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Windows Server 2008 Control Panel Missing

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Hello Experts,

Can someone please let me know why I'm no longer able to view the control panel when I click on it? A screen appears but then disappears.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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The last time I saw that issue (user, and a workstation) the system was so badly corrupted it had to be reinstalled.

Open an Admin Command Prompt and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete. Run it a second time and then restart the Server.

Does that bring back Control Panel?
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Hi John,

Sorry for the delayed response. I'm trying your suggestion now....
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John,

I sincerely hope your suggestion works ..
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John, your suggestion didn't work.

Attached is the log

Cheers
CBS.log
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That is the only way I know to get Control Panel short of run a Repair on the Server install or backing it up and reinstalling it.
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Hi

Have you tried to

start run then type "control" hit enter       does that work?

Which account are you logged on the server with?

logon with a different account see if that works

Sounds like the user profile is corrupt to me.
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Hi trgassijr

I tried typing "control" and I got the same response.

I'm logged on with Administrator account.

Any other suggestions?
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by:John Hurst
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To the suggestion above by tgrassijr, try making a new account and make it a member of the administrators group.

If you right click on Computer, is Manage available?
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by:Thomas Grassi
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try this create a local user account to logon with or logon with another domain account

net user UserName Password /add

net localgroup Administrators UserName /add

or what ever domain group you need
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Cheers
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@cpatte7372  - Thank you and I was happy to help.
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