mmc.exe stopped working at startup - Network error RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been having this odd problem with Server Manager (and any other application dependent on it) and it seems to be centralized around a network adapter that isn't installed anymore, and I can't find a way to remove it:

    Problem Error Log:

    Stopped working
    Faulting Application Path:	C:\Windows\System32\mmc.exe
    Problem signature
    Problem Event Name:	CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01:	mmc.exe
    Problem Signature 02:	6.1.7600.16385
    Problem Signature 03:	4a5bc808
    Problem Signature 04:	Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager
    Problem Signature 05:
    Problem Signature 06:	4a5be02c
    Problem Signature 07:	e81
    Problem Signature 08:	1ba
    Problem Signature 09:	System.ArgumentException
    OS Version:	6.1.7600.
    Locale ID:	1033


    5012: 2012-11-10 21:09:48.103 [CBS]                       IsCacheStillGood: True.
    5012: 2012-11-10 21:09:48.251 [ExceptionHandler] Error (Id=0) An unexpected exception was found:
    System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the expected range.
       at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.NativeMethods.INetConnection.GetProperties()
       at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.DirectResult.GetLocalNetworkAdapterInfo()
       at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.DirectResult.InitializeNetworkAdapterInfo()
       at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.DirectResult.PopulateData()
       at Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager.ServerManagerModel.InternalRefreshDirectResult(Object state)

    This problem started a while back when uninstalling VPN and removing the extra network adapter.

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:14 AM


  • From cmd.exe session

    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

    then start Device Manager and View|Show Hidden Devices




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

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:37 AM