Can't access any server snap-in console

Eaven HUANG 2,126 Reputation points

Dear All,

Out of sudden, one of our Windows Server 2012 R2 has an issue that whenever I tried to open .msc consoles, it showed Unavailable, for example, event viewer console.
When I tried Print Management, it asked for IE, please help to take a look into the screenshots.

The last change I remembered we made was trying to install Windows Update but it was hanging then we used RESET option via Vcenter to access the system again.



Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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  1. Andy YOU 3,066 Reputation points


    1.When your issue first happen?Can we find what's update cause our issue?
    Please run below powershell command on both w2012 r2 issue server and w2012 r2 normal server respectivly to get update install history for comparing?

    2.Can we run below command in command prompt(open as admin)then check if it can find and solve system file issue?|

    sfc scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    3.Please create a temp file in c disk and run below powershell command on both w2012 r2 issue server and w2012 r2 normal server then check we has been installed NET-Framework and NET-Framework-45
    Get-WindowsFeature | ? { $.Installed } | Select Name | ForEach-Object { $.Name } | Out-File c:\temp\Features.txt

    4.Please check if the same issue happen in clean boot mode?
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows

    5.Please find normal windows server 2012r2 then check if there is any difference between normal Windows Server 2012 R2 and issue Windows Server 2012 R2.

    6.If we logon problematical w2012 with another local administrator account, will the same issue happen?

    7.If all above solution can not help you, is there normal system backup can be used to restore your issue server to normal?

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  2. Andy YOU 3,066 Reputation points


    Is there update for your issue?

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  3. Andy YOU 3,066 Reputation points

    HI EavenHuang-0590

    Is there anything to help you?

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  4. Eaven HUANG 2,126 Reputation points

    Hi Jiayou,

    Thanks a lot for following up and sorry for my late reply.

    Actually we tried to apply all the recommended Windows Update and rebooted the server, everything works out:)

    Thanks again for all your efforts!