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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:06 pm 
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Windows Server 2012, upgraded from 4.0.6 to 4.2.6. After the installing 4.2.6 the entire start menu was missing!

Restarted the machine and it was back.

Surprised that a reboot was needed.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:26 pm 
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The Start Menu is launched after the installation completes from C:\Program Files\Classic Shell\ClassicStartMenu.exe. If your Explorer.exe process was hung and the DLL cannot be injected into it, the Start Menu may not work. Simply restarting Explorer.exe should do the trick.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:24 am 
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It happened on two servers, and the explorer.exe process was not in a hung state.

Maybe the installation should be restarting explorer.exe?


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The installation tries to restart explorer.exe using the Windows Restart Manager. However often times it fails for some reason. You can give it a hand by manually killing the Explorer processes from Task Manager.


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