Server 2008 r2 Preparing to configure windows

If you run into a server that is stuck on the preparing to configure windows screen it could be that the windows module installer service is stuck in a stopping state. You can diagnose this by connecting to the server with the services.msc and verifying it is listed as stopping. To resolve this issue you can run (from a computer in the domain) from powershell the following command:

(get-wmiobject Win32_Process –ComputeName computername | ?{ $_ProcessName –match “TrustedInstaller” }).Terminate()

Jeremy Tirrell

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