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    by Mikael Perhult (SCCMx)

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    You install several Updates. After the successful installation, you notice you cannot add or remove features/roles in the Server Manager

    After receiving this error i first installed the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB947821) [February 2011] which i hoped would give me an indication of the issue.
    After installing the above check the following log “%systemroot%\Logs\CBS\CheckSur.log”.
    After downloading the MSU i extracted what was in the MSU with the following command
    Expand -F:* Updatename.msu C:\FolderLocation
    This then extracted a CAB file which i then in return ran another expand command against
    Expand -F:* cabname.CAB C:\CabDestination
    Once the files from the CAB file have expanded run a search for the Unavailable repair files mentioned earlier
    • Package_for_KB2454826_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~
    Once you have found the above 2 files copy and paste them to the “%systemroot%\Servicing\Packages” if prompted to overwrite then do so.


    There has been released a patch that adds support for Windows Server 2012 to the Schedule Updates of offline image servicing. The patch also stabilizes the overall feature of Schedule Updates.

    FIX: The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012 in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1.


    This operation assumes your machine can boot from a USB enabled device. Check your BIOS to make sure.

    You also MUST have a DVD/ISO copy of OS/PE to install the source files from a DVD or a source folder to a USB flash drive:

    1. Insert your USB flash drive and enter the following commands:

    (Please note this list assumes that your USB flash drive will be seen as disk 1.
    To confirm that it is type “list disk” after you’ve entered the DISKPART command) Otherwise you may wipe a different drive (such as your hard disk drive!)

    2. Type:


    select disk 1


    create partition primary

    select partition 1


    format fs=fat32



    At this point your USB drive is formatted. DO NOT format the drive from within Windows. You MUST have a DVD copy of Vista to copy the source files from.

    The final preparation step is to copy the installation files to your flash drive, this can be done by running the following command:

    (Please note D: is the drive letter for the source files and E: is the drive letter for your flash drive, if they are different on your system you need to change them accordingly).

    Exit DISKPART. Type:

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\