All 2016 Domain Controllers exhibit this behavior, while none of the other 2 dozen or so 2016 servers do. Architecture In earlier versions of Windows 10, Microsoft elected to use a database file to save the Start Tiles data. Hi, Try to restart the server in Clean Boot, and Safe Mode, check to see if the Start Menu and Search work. It was also linked to the Tile Data Model Server service and the State Repository Service, both of which maintained hooks into the database file that prevented easy saving. Every now and then we get a user whose start menu will not work.
If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated. Am I the only on who got this issue? Let's see - for how long. I have updated the original post now because I should have mentioned patch status! If it shows Search can't be opened using the Built-In Administrator account. Could not open some of the applications. This link redirects you to Tweakbit.
Check the Safe boot option and select Network. Having this issue with several 2016 installations patched or not at this moment. Nothing of this worked for me. Over the last year our most popular pages have been How to repair the Windows 10 Start Menu when you click it, nothing happens. First Note of Caution: When viewing the articles at The Windows Club or elsewhere — offers for free downloads and repair solutions embedded within the article or on the webpage are seldom a component of the solution. Staff Instructor Steve teaches , , and classes in Phoenix, Arizona.
Just another thing to try if you are still having a problem. But when logging off and logging on, the start menu stops working. This is not connected to a single userprofile. User profile disks also contribute to this issue. Ignore the few errors in red color that may pop up. Please reply if this resolves the issue for you. For Server 2016, this obviously needs to be adjusted slightly, because we need to grab the TileDataLayer files.
I might try one or the other, but not both. If there is any system backup which was created before this problem happened, I would recommend you to have a system restoration. Reading through this thread, I started by enabliing the search service and that magically fixed it. Randomly - usually 2 at a time - servers start menu will not open anymore. This compares the digitally signed Hash value found in the. Please compare below registry entries including sub entries on the problematic Windows Server 2016 with the bare Windows Server 2016. I have signed off, rebooted, shut down, and it's still not working.
Of course, just because it works now doesn't have to mean it will continue to do so. Also should have mentioned we do have errors in the application log when this happens: Activation of app Microsoft. Thanks to those that responded and tried to help. Logging the user out and back in fixes this until next time. We are using profile disks.
But executing only the install part of Matts script fixes the problem. Cortana is a grey area near start and the search is not working. However, it does appear clear that when using a standard roaming profile or mandatory, for that matter , nothing is ever written to the CloudCache Registry key we mentioned earlier, which is odd. Here, I found a strange issue with the personalization. About 10 seconds after executing the commands the start menu should work again, if the problem is the same that I had. Leave all the other settings to default.
I also mentioned that I tried all of the tricks that get it to work with Win 10, which is where I first encountered the above commands. Is Microsoft not making any efforts to fix the problems? According to Microsoft the symptoms were most commonly noticed before the November 2015 release identified as version 1511. Click on the Start Settings in the result. The Windows Club offered a series of , and later updated the content since a portion of the solution can actually cause greater damage to Windows 10. If my gut feeling is right on this, that a roaming profile is prevented programatically from writing to CloudCache, then the Tiles will never be able to roam. It may take a while for it to index everything and make it available to be found by the search. This post was very helpful.
For instance, the about the Windows Critical Error by The Windows Club starts with a recommendation to click a link that fixes the problem. And then I disappears again. In my case the Packages folder has 15 subfolders. You should now have sufficient knowledge and alternatives to research, identify, or resolve the problem in an informed manner. Keeping your test and repairs simple are always the better first steps.