2012 R2 roles/features missing RRS feed

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  • the other day i had booted into my system and found that all roles/features are gone and when i click add roles/features i get "Server manager is collecting inventory data. The wizard will be available after data collection finishes." yet after leaving it for several hours it still says the same message. Have fully restarted the Server unattached it from the domain and reattached it. This was hosting Hyper-v VM's and files and storage services yet now it hosts nothing.  even though i can still access all files and VM's I can use them on this machine. I did updates on 12 Jan 2016 that completed successfully all after that failed. Thanks for your help
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:47 PM


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  • Check this out and let me know if this helps you. It appears to be the same issue you are having.


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    • Edited by Larry King MCTS Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:57 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Hello_2018 Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:21 AM
    • Marked as answer by Hello_2018 Friday, February 26, 2016 2:54 AM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:57 PM
  • Hi Wizard1894,

    LhkingVT has provide some useful information for us.

    In addition, you could use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files.

    Or, please clean the Server Manager (path: Windows\system32\ServerManager\Cache).

    Refer to:


    Besides, you could try to use the powershell command: get-windowsfeature to check the installed roles and features.

    You could also run this command:install-windowsfeature -name *** to install the roles or features on your server. 

    For more information:


    Note: If you use the uninstall-windowsfeature -name GUI command then restart your server will become a server core and you could manager them via cmdlets.

    Best regards,


    • Edited by Hello_2018 Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:24 AM
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:20 AM