Server Manager Refresh Failed error 800F0818 RRS feed

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  • Any help would be great

    I am running Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64 R1. I have all the latest security patches applied. When i open Server Manager and attempt to view the Roles or Features I get a refresh failed error with the error details below.

    "Unexpected error refreshing Server Manager: Exception from HRESULT: 0x800F0818"

    I checked the Server Manager Log and found a larger number of the Event ID 1601 shown below

    An unexpected exception was found: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800F0818): Exception from HRESULT: 0x800F0818 at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo) at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.ComponentInstaller.CreateSessionAndPackage(IntPtr& session, IntPtr& package) at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.ComponentInstaller.InitializeUpdateInfo() at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.ComponentInstaller.Initialize() at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.Common.Provider.Initialize(DocumentCollection documents) at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.ServerManagerModel.InternalRefreshModelResult(Object state)

    I tried the Server Manager command line tool ServerManagerCMD.exe but the command "ServerManagerCMD.exe -query" produced the error message below.

    "Error: Failed to intialize."

    Although I get a different error in Server Manager that the people that update Windows6.0-KB947821-v5-x64.msu seems to help I ran it anyway to see what the log would show in the CheckSUR.log. The log below shows no errors but one waring.


    Checking System Update Readiness.

    Binary Version 6.0.6002.22202

    Package Version 6.0

    2009-09-28 19:01


    Checking Windows Servicing Packages


    Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs


    Checking Package Watchlist


    Checking Component Watchlist


    Checking Packages


    Checking Component Store



    Seconds executed: 263

     No errors detected

    (w)        Unable to get system disk properties     0x0000045D      IOCTL_STORAGE_QUERY_PROPERTY Disk Cache      

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:55 PM


  • I seem to have fixed my error.

    I found that the sand box switch /s: did not seem to be working; files were left in the same directory as the cabs after a given cab had run.

    Lets say I had two cabs in one folder to apply with pkgmgr.


    I run the command line

    pkgmgr /ip /norestart /m:Cab1.cab

    The cab gets expanded to same directory as the cab files and then installed. After the install the expanded files are not removed.

    When I go to apply the second cab there is still abunch of stuff from the first one left in the folder.

    so i run command line below

    pkgmgr /ip /norestart /m:Cab1.cab

    reboot and get the server manager error.

    If however I move each Cab file to a special folder apply it with the command line then delete everything in the folder I can apply all the patches without creating the issue.

    Hope this helps some one.
    • Marked as answer by MrWillieMatt Friday, October 9, 2009 7:22 PM
    Friday, October 9, 2009 7:20 PM

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