If your various Microsoft consoles are failing to function you might need to reregister some files. In my case I found that FILE SERVER RESOURCE MANAGER MMC would load but say it could not connect. another person found that their FAILOVER CLUSTER MANAGER MMC had errors AND I found that the SERVER MANAGER DASHBOARD had a red flag indicating the REFRESH FAILED. When I clicked MORE I saw the image to the right:
There are two solution I have found to these errors:
1 – Refresh .MOFs:
- Launch a CMD PROMPT (ADMIN) – make sure it is as an Admin
- type cd C:\Windows\System32\wbem\AutoRecover
- type for /f %s in (‘dir /b *.mof *.mfl’) do mofcomp %s’
- Launch your SERVER MANAGER and let it take the minute or two it needs to start up.
2 – Remove Old/Dead Machines From Server Manager: