Server 2012R2 Role and feature refresh failed with the following error RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am getting the "Role and feature refresh failed with the following error: The request to list features available on the specified server failed.  The operation cannot be completed, because the server that you specified requires a restart".

    Needless to say the server has been reboot, does not fix the problem.

    found article stating to look thru cbs.log did not find anything that stood out.

    found article stating I should run:  DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Ran this and rebooted did not fix the issue. I looked thru the dism.log that is created did not see anything that stood out.

    I check the event viewer and don't find any errors.

    Bottom line is I cannot add or remove any roles from the server.

    Any and all help would be appreciated.

    Friday, March 27, 2015 8:39 PM


  • May need to perform a repair install. This one is for 2008 but steps are the same.





    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Alex Lv Monday, March 30, 2015 9:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alex Lv Monday, April 6, 2015 2:19 AM
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:48 AM