how do I fix server manager on a windows 2008 Standard

Took over network from another Tech.

they have a Windows 2008 Standard /w Service Pack2

I get " Server Manager Encountered an Unexpected error while collecting data about the status of this computer."

I need to install AD, DNS, DHCP to turn this into an actual server instead of a glorified Workstation,

How can I repair?

Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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Have you tried the below?

From an elevated* cmd window run:


*Or click through the UAC prompt

2. Choose ComponentServices->Computers->My Computer.

3. Choose Properties from the context menu.

4. Choose the Default Properties tab.

5. Select Connect in the Default Authentication Level drop down list if it is set to None. Choose OK, confirm selection in popup and close dcomcnfg.exe.

6. If the authentication level is not set to None, don't change it, since it may have been set by something else (such as an Admin).

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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Lruiz you are Most Incredible

Followed your instructions and got my Server Manager Back.

I cannot Thank you enough

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