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Server 2008 EE R2 - Unable to run pgm, .exe, .msc, .cpa after updates and reboot

    Question

  • OS is Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 64 bit.

    Is a domain controller.

    Per client, ran Windows updates last night, rebooted and now am unable to run pgm, or access any pgm.  Trying to run cmd from RUN box, trying to run Active Directory Users and Computers, trying to run Windows Updates, etc.  Unable to get into any management programs.   When ever try to run pgm: get the following popup -

    Get popup screen - Windows Security.   These files can't be opened.   Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.

    Wednesday, October 09, 2013 9:56 PM

Answers

  • Interesting!!,

    We haven't heard about any of similar issues with Windows update . But certain troubleshooting steps would give us more detail understanding of the problem

    a) does the issue occur in safe mode ?

    b) Perform a complete AV scan

    c) Reset your IE security settings and test the behavior

    d) Try with different user accounts

    if you have GPresult before update, you can compare the policies post upgrade.

    • Marked as answer by TechUSA Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM
    Wednesday, October 09, 2013 10:47 PM
  • Yes, issue did occur in safe mode.   AV scan did NOT find any problem.   Resetting IE security did NOT resolve the problem.   The problem was with the user account.

    Found problem.   Problem was a corrupted profile.  Was able to create a another administrator account and log in under the new account credentials.

    • Marked as answer by TechUSA Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM

All replies

  • Interesting!!,

    We haven't heard about any of similar issues with Windows update . But certain troubleshooting steps would give us more detail understanding of the problem

    a) does the issue occur in safe mode ?

    b) Perform a complete AV scan

    c) Reset your IE security settings and test the behavior

    d) Try with different user accounts

    if you have GPresult before update, you can compare the policies post upgrade.

    • Marked as answer by TechUSA Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM
    Wednesday, October 09, 2013 10:47 PM
  • Yes, issue did occur in safe mode.   AV scan did NOT find any problem.   Resetting IE security did NOT resolve the problem.   The problem was with the user account.

    Found problem.   Problem was a corrupted profile.  Was able to create a another administrator account and log in under the new account credentials.

    • Marked as answer by TechUSA Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 1:38 PM