ServerManager.exe - This application could not be started. - Windows Server 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    We have a Dell Precision M4800 installed with Windows Server 2012 R2, and we are unable to get the Server Manager working. When we click on ServerManager, the below error occurs,

    Error Message: ServerManager.exe - This application could not be started.

    Action Taken:

    1. Windows Updates, and Windows Security Updates are up-to-date, rebooted

    2. Display Drivers are updated, rebooted

    3. .NET Framework 4.5.2 is updated, rebooted

    Still the same error. Please assist.

    Thank you, Anand

    Anand Franklin

    jeudi 19 mars 2015 06:39


  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Usually, ServerManager.exe error may be caused by:                    
    • The registry key of ServerManager.exe is invalid or damaged.
    • Computer malware has injected malicious code and modified ServerManager.exe file.
    • The ServerManager.exe file was uninstalled by other software.
    • The ServerManager.exe file was intentionally or mistakenly deleted by other software.
    • The required version of ServerManager.exe file is overwritten by other software.
    • There is a hardware failure, such as a bad hard disk.

    You can use the following solutions as the article mentioned to fix ServerManager.exe error:

    If all the suggestions did not work, i think we need to reinstall the Operating System.


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    vendredi 20 mars 2015 06:53

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