I tried to query my Windows 2008 Server roles by using the ServerManagerCmd.exe cmd tool and received nice red error as shown below.
Error: Configuration was started by another administrator.That administrator must log in to complete that action before other administrators can install or remove additional features.
This tool opens a new horizon for me and other IT administrators but it didn’t work when I tried to use it for the first time. Google and Microsoft forums didn’t help so tried to troubleshoot myself. I read through the “Server Manager Scenarios Step-by-Step Guide” but this didn’t help me either. I decided to install the PoweShell feature manually and now I got a popup box that another process was in progress but I didn’t see it. I clicked yes and didn’t create a screenshot of this message, but this is how I resolved this issue.