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Damaged WMI database

When I was cheking Remote Desktop configuration on couple Windows 2008 R2 servers I’ve noticed that I cannot access Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration and I get following error:

Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration

The settings for the Remote Desktop Session Host server cannot be retrieved. The remote server does not support running Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration remotely.

 

Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration error

Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration error

 

I also notived weird events in event viewer:

Event 1065 GroupPolicy

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not evalute the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filter for the Group Policy object…

 

Event 1064 Group Policy

Event 1064 Group Policy

 

Event 10149 Windows Remote Management

The WinRM service is not listening for WS-Management requests…

 

Event 10149 Windows Remote Management

Event 10149 Windows Remote Management

 

Event 43, WMI

Windows Management Instrumentaion ADAP failed to connect to namespace…

 

Event 43, WMI

Event 43, WMI

 

Event 10, WMI

Event filter with query … could not be reactivated in namespace…

 

Event 10, WMI

Event 10, WMI

 

Windows Management Instrumentation service was up and running. This looked like damaged WMI database. I remeber that this was happening in W2003 environment lots of times during new software installations or just from time to time 🙂

To solve this issue, you need to make WMI consistent again with command:

winmgmt /salvagerepository

This command checks if WMI database is consistent and if it finds any problem it rebuild repository. More info at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa394525(v=vs.85).aspx. When this does not help, you can try using switch “/resetrepository” which resets WMI to initial settings.

PS: I hoped that Microsoft solved problems with WMI from W2003 times.

 

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  1. September 24th, 2019 at 20:16 | #1

    do you have reference book tp learn WMI database ?

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