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MMC could not create the snap-in {18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb} RRS feed

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  • I have the following error in my Windows Server 2008

    MMC could not create the snap-in.  The snap-in might not have been installed correctly.
    name: Server Manager
    CLSID: FX:{18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb}

    I appreciate your help.

    Kind regards
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:44 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Running what programs will cause this error to occur?

     

    When did this issue begin to occur? Did this issue begin to occur after any changes had been made on the computer, such as software installation or upgrade?

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:54 AM
    Moderator
  • This error acoured after i try to install the Net framework 3.5, then I got
    See below the previous error

    =================================================================================================================

    Dear All,
    I have a HP Proliant with Xeon processor with Windows Server 2008 x64 running it.
    I have  a problem while i try to install updates, error code 800B0100
    I tried with last know good configuration and it didn`t work.
    The update which stop the updates is the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
    I tried the Checking System Update Readiness
    and I got the following message


    Checking System Update Readiness.
    Version 6.0.6001.22275
    2009-03-11 18:46

    Checking Deployment Packages

    Checking Package Manifests and catalogs.

    Checking package watchlist.

    Checking component watchlist.

    Checking packages.
    (f)    CBS MUM Missing    0x00000002    servicing\packages\Package_for_KB948609_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum      
    (f)    CBS MUM Missing    0x00000002    servicing\packages\Package_for_KB948609_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum      
    (f)    CBS MUM Missing    0x00000002    servicing\packages\Package_for_KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum      

    Checking component store

    Checking SMI Store
    Summary:
    Milliseconds: 138510
    Found 3 errors
    CBS MUM Missing Total Count: 3


    My problem is that i can not see the Roles and Features.

    According to my opinion this problem I caused by my self.
    I was trying to install some roles to prepare the server
    for the Exchange 2007. One of them asked me to restart the
    server (I dont remember which one).
    I did not restart it I left for latter on because my colleagues where
    still working in some files (file server).
    When I opened it after a while I saw the message saying that the
    update Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 can not be installed.
    I tried many thinks and nothing is working.

    I appreciate your help
    Thank you in advance

     

    Vincent Hu MSFT , Moderator Users Medals Users Medals Users Medals Users Medals Users Medals Monday, March 16, 2009 6:13 AM
    Answer
    Hi,

     

    Please perform the following suggestions to see whether the issue continues:

     

    Solution 1: Copy the corresponding files from another computer

    --------------------

    1. Please download that Hot fix KB948609 which was showing as missing in CheckSUR logs.

    2. Please rename the hot fix from extension *.MSU to *.cab so that you can extract the contents of that hot fix. Once you extract that hot fix we see another KB*.cab file inside “Windows6.0-KB948609-x64.cab", please extract the contents of this file as well.

    3. You needed three files for a particular hot fix based on the Checksur.log. (i.e. Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum)  

    4. Please rename update.mum and update.cat files from “Windows6.0- KB948609-x64.cab” to the desired file name as shown below.

    4.1 Please rename Update.mum to Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum.

    4.2 Please rename Update.cat to Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.cat.

    5. Please copy these two files to the following location %windir%/servicing/packages and then run CheckSUR tool again and it resolved the issue.

    Note: Please process another two files follow the previous steps.

     

    Solution 2: Download and extract these files manually

    --------------------

    1.    Copy these 3 packages for KB948609 from other windows 2008 server from c:\windows\servicing\packages directory.

     

    Package_for_ KB948609_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

    Package_for_ KB948609_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

    Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

     

    2.    Now only Trusted Installer has Full Permissions on c:\windows\servicing\packages directory.

    3.    So you have to take ownership of this folder by going to Security -> Advance Tab -> Owner and Take Full Permission.

    4.    After you have Full Permissions you should be able to copy all the 3 files to this folder.

    ================================================================================================================



    While trying to implement the solution: Solution 1: Copy the corresponding files from another computer
    i have got this error now.
    Now i can not even open the server manager.

    King regards
    Subscribed
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:28 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    From your post, I understand that .Net Framework 3.5 could not be installed on your computer and our MSFT Vincent provided you with the suggestion to fix this issue. Now I would like to confirm if you have tried Vincent’s suggestion and successfully installed .Net Framework 3.5.

     

    In addition, could you please let m know running what programs will cause the “MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly” error to occur?

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,
    Thank you for the reply,
    While trying to fix the issue of Net Framework 3.5, happened this thit MMC,
    This accours every time i try to open the Server Manager application.

    Regards

    Monday, June 1, 2009 8:15 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Does this error occur when opening Server Manager or opening a certain snap-in in Server Manager?

     

    I suggest trying the suggestions in the following thread now:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/49af924d-42b9-469a-a827-f74ece02be2d

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Monday, June 1, 2009 9:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,
    Yes this error occur when trying to open the Server Manager,
    root of Server Manager, so i can not see nothing in SM.

    I was looking in the log of server manager
    and the last log is this as follows

    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:08.815 [LoadExtensionAssemblies]   No extension assemblies registered.
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:09.142 [OobOptionalComponentInfo]  Loading OCs from registry.
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:10.640 [CBS]                       LastModified CBS Time (UTC): 03/11/2009 22:12:11
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:10.640 [Provider]                  C:\Windows\system32\ServerManager\Cache\CbsUpdateState.bin does not exist.
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:10.640 [CBS]                       IsCacheStillGood: False.
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:10.640 [CBS]                       CreateSessionAndPackage: begin
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:11.045 [CBS] Error (Id=0) Function: 'CreateSessionAndPackage()->Session_OpenPackage' failed: 800b0100 (-2146762496)
    1628: 2009-03-14 13:46:11.155 [ExceptionHandler] Error (Id=0) An unexpected exception was found:
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800B0100): No signature was present in the subject. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800B0100)
       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`m posting this so maybe it can help you to understand the problem


    Kind regards,
    Monday, June 1, 2009 12:02 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for the response.

     

    I have performed further research and found this issue can be also caused by the corrupt or missing KB948609 package. Once we fix the KB948609 package, these two issues might be resolved together.

     

    On another Windows Server 2008 x64 or Windows Vista x64 computer, in the c:\windows\servicing\packages folder, 6 KB948609 related files may exist. Please copy all of them from that computer to c:\windows\servicing\packages on the problematic computer.

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservermanager/thread/04bda3fa-c510-4c25-88a2-2422b7c945a3

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 3:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Esadi , to fix this problem install or reinstall (after uninstalling the older versions) .net 3.5 sp1.
    You may also try repair, before this solution.


    Regards,
    M.Sharath Kumar
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 12:00 AM
  • hello everyone, ive been having some difficulties with .net framework ...i simplly cannot install it and if i open server manangem i get the same error "I have the following error in my Windows Server 2008

    MMC could not create the snap-in.  The snap-in might not have been installed correctly.
    name: Server Manager
    CLSID: FX:{18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb}"

    so i guess they are connected...
    one of your solutions:

    Solution 1: Copy the corresponding files from another computer

    --------------------

    1. Please download that Hot fix KB948609 which was showing as missing in CheckSUR logs.

    2. Please rename the hot fix from extension *.MSU to *.cab so that you can extract the contents of that hot fix. Once you extract that hot fix we see another KB*.cab file inside “Windows6.0-KB948609-x64.cab", please extract the contents of this file as well.

    3. You needed three files for a particular hot fix based on the Checksur.log. (i.e. Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum)  

    4. Please rename update.mum and update.cat files from “Windows6.0- KB948609-x64.cab” to the desired file name as shown below.

    4.1 Please rename Update.mum to Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum.

    4.2 Please rename Update.cat to Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.cat.

    5. Please copy these two files to the following location %windir%/servicing/packages and then run CheckSUR tool again and it resolved the issue.

    Note: Please process another two files follow the previous steps.

     


    but where do i download that hot fix
    KB948609  i have been searching for it for hours and all i can find is explanations about what it does but not alink to download it, so can anyone give me a link.

    also the second solution:

    Solution 2: Download and extract these files manually

    --------------------

    1.    Copy these 3 packages for KB948609 from other windows 2008 server from c:\windows\servicing\packages directory.

     

    Package_for_ KB948609_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

    Package_for_ KB948609_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

    Package_for_ KB948609~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.3053.mum

     

    2.    Now only Trusted Installer has Full Permissions on c:\windows\servicing\packages directory.

    3.    So you have to take ownership of this folder by going to Security -> Advance Tab -> Owner and Take Full Permission.

    4.    After you have Full Permissions you should be able to copy all the 3 files to this folder.

    i have a vista machine so i could copy the files but, on the windows 2008 server machine (its x86) i dont have any KB948609  files so could there be a problem if i just copy from my vista computer to the windows server computer the files?

     

     

    i also downloaded the SUR Tool but when im installing i get a "the update does not apply to the system" message. yes i did download the version for my system, windows server 2008 32 bits...

     

    any ideas? thanks appreciate the help ... and oh by the way also the windows update does not work

     



    Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:00 PM
  • All,

      I had this same problem with a few account on windows 2008 enterprise in the administrator group including the administrator account.   I was working on a different issue with a 3rd party vendor which told me to create another account.  I happen to pick one user that was in the administrators group and copied it.  When I logged into the server using this fresh new account the MMC opened up without an issue.  There must be some user data that messed up under the administrator user folders.  I will update later when I identify the user folder causing this issue.

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:46 PM
  • I had the same thing happen to me the other day. I wrote a whole blog article on how I fixed the issue:

    mmc error 18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb

    Hope this helps anyone with this error!

    • Proposed as answer by MilanBanjac Friday, November 12, 2010 12:15 PM
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 2:04 AM
  • Absolutely spot-on jheinrichs79!

    Fantastic blog post and a great solution to an almost hopeless situation!

    Great job, keep it up!

     

    Friday, November 12, 2010 12:17 PM
  • Thanks. You should add my rss feed to your list. 90% of my posts are fixes for things I see daily. Most of the software I look at is Microsoft based. ;)
    Friday, November 12, 2010 3:37 PM
  • Hi,

    Try to access the link provided but couldn't visit your web site. Can you kindly verify the given link is still working?

    Cheers,

    Susantha

    Saturday, November 27, 2010 2:09 AM
  • I had the same problem, here is how I resolved it.

    http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/2011/02/fx813c1b01-6624-4922-9c6c-03c315646584.html


    Clint Boessen MVP - Exchange Server, MCSE, MCITPx4, Dip Network Engineering
    Perth, Western Australia

    Blog: http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Clint Boessen Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:33 AM
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:33 AM
  • Thank you very much jheinrichs79!!! I really can't thank you enough

    Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:14 PM
  • Hi,

    einfach nur die Datei machine.config unter C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\CONFIG umbenennen. Fertig.

    Kryptoni

    Friday, October 7, 2011 11:38 PM
    1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\CONFIG  (C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG for 32bit machine)
    2. Rename machine.config to machine.config.old
    3. (feel free to copy machine.config to desktop if paranoid)
    4. re-open server manager, should be resolved

    Source:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserver2008appcompatabilityandcertification/thread/eb317c2f-ebf1-42fe-8fcc-a61a1246f5d9

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:00 PM
  • Thank you Tucker. Your solution is the certain solution and solved my problem.
    Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:53 AM
  • Same problem on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 server (64 bit).

    After searching for about 2 days, changing c:\windows\microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.....\machine.config didn't work. Reinstalled all kind of .net versions including 4.5 didn't work either. Tried a lot of fixes except reinstalling the OS (it is one of the DC's).

    Anyway, I noticed that there is no other malfunction except the Server Manager console crash so I looked for a workaround. I erased my user profile and saw that first time the console works perfectly. Next time opened it crashes. When you close the console it saves some XML settings (view) on the folder %USERPROFILE%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\mmc. So I decided to block writing to that folder (erased all security ACL's). The consoled is not crashing any more and the only loose is that every time I open the console it opens on the default view. I didn't check other mmc consoles but I suspect the effect will be the same: all the time "default view".

    Hope this saves a lot of time for you!

    Cheers!


    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:08 AM
  • The following solution has been provided to resolve your issue: mmc fails to open with error: MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. A summary of the solution is detailed below.     •    Symptom - mmc fails to open with error: MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly     •    Cause - We found the following folders are missing from the machine:

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL

    We copied the following folders from a working machine:

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_64

    C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL

    Sunday, March 1, 2015 6:50 AM
  • hi all ,

    i was having the same issue and i tried all solutions on the internet i reached to the last page on all search engine with no result even Microsoft support wasn't helpful , they advised to rebuild but finally i solved it by the following

    copying c:\windows\assembly     

    copy whole this folder from another working server and paste in inside c:\windows   on the the server which has the problem

    this will solve

    Friday, February 26, 2016 5:14 PM