Cannot Connect to WMI provider - Error while trying to open SQL Server 2008 Configuration Manager | SansSQL

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cannot Connect to WMI provider - Error while trying to open SQL Server 2008 Configuration Manager

When you try to open SQL Server Configuration Manager, you might get an error which states
"Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and later servers with SQL Server Configuration Manager. Invalid class [0x80041010]"
During the setup sometimes, some .mof files don't get installed and registered properly and this causes the above error to pop up.
To fix this issue,
  1. Go to the path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\" using command prompt.
  2. And run the following command mofcomp.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"

Once the commands execute successfully, you will be able to open the SQL Server configuration Manager.

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