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Server Manager and Event Viewer not working

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Hello Experts,

I have a critical issue that I am worried about.  Currently I cannot access the Event Viewer or Server Manager on our FSMO role server.  I get the error:

MMC cannot initialize the snap in.

I did some initial research and found it was related to Net Framework.  

Any help is appreciated.  WE had a power outage last night and I can't even see my logs to see what happened.  I can see the AD users and computers and domain snap ins, thank goodness.

Thank you,

Karen
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by:Seth Simmons
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have you tried looking at the event logs from another system - either from another domain controller (do you have one?) or a workstation with the remote server administration tools?

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887
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by:Merete
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If you had a power outage could be windows files structure is damaged, try running a system file checker go to your start run type cmd
in cmd > type exactly as is  SFC /SCANNOW
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

Try this go to search type in reli it will appear at the top run it, you will be presented a panel of lines where problems occurred.
reliability monitor
Check device manager
perform a system restore
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by:Davis McCarn
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Because of the power outage, the first thing I would do is to check the filesystem on all of the drives.
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by:klsphotos
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Hello,

I did as requested above and the filesystem turned out fine.  I have not had a chance to uninstall NetFramework and am guessing that is not going to be fun?
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by:Merete
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What problems are you seeing with the .net framework?
Are you sure it is not a network card failure?
In my humble opinion the first place I look  is the network card itself, with a power failure/ outages and what follows is a possible surge.
The ethernet cable is plugged into network card and that's a direct line to the telephone.
Test the network card, Reseat it or use a new one if you have a spare one.
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There are a lot of errors with Net Framework and in looking up the error for the Server Manager not working, Net Framework was listed as a cause.  I still have not wanted to tackle this and so far can access everything I need remotely.  

There are no current issues with the network card.
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by:Merete
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If you install IIS after installing .NET Framework 4.0, then open a command prompt, browse to the location %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319, and execute aspnet_regiis.exe —i —enable.
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This has been resolved by I moved all the FSMO roles to another DC.
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I still cannot see the event viewer except remotely on this server and I removed the fsmo roles from it.
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