How to re-install WMI for Windows XP


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Frank R?der

I have a problem with my WMI it's corrupted after installing SP2 for
Windows XP.

I have tried everything (I believe): Rebuilding repository has no
effect, tried remove "hide" in sysoc.inf for WBEM, but I could not
remove the checkmark in the Windows program components to remove the
application....

I have not found any article about re-installing WMI on a Windows XP.

Does any have any idea ?

Regards
Frank Röder
Systems Engineer.
 
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Luke Edson

I saw this in the Group Policy Newsgroup:

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Subject: Re: WMI generic failure
From: "Todd J Heron" <todd_heron_no_spam@hotmail.com>
Sent: 10/5/2004 11:48:46 AM




Copy the lines below into a CMD script and run it on your
machine. Let me
know if it works.

--
Todd J Heron, MCSE
Windows 2003/2000/NT

COPY ALL LINES BELOW:

net stop winmgmt

pause

c:

cd c:\windows\system32\wbem

rd /S /Q repository

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll

mofcomp cimwin32.mof

mofcomp cimwin32.mfl

mofcomp rsop.mof

mofcomp rsop.mfl

for /f %%s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s

for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mof') do mofcomp %%s

for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mfl') do mofcomp %%s

mofcomp exwmi.mof

mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemcons.mof

mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange smtpcons.mof

mofcomp exmgmt.mof


t said:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem


What is the path of the path of the wbem folder?

--
Todd J Heron, MCSE
Windows 2003/2000/NT
Hi All,
any 1 could help on this, any time try to create new WMI filter it gives
me an error "Generic Failure" 0X80041001 WBEM_E_FAILED call failed, tried
to
stop WMI services and restarted it but it did not fix the problem. rebuild
the WMI repository also did not fix the problem.
I am running out of Ideas, re-install windows 2003 server in not an
option.
Please help.

Tim
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LeeSchoff

I ran the script. A number of errors. Generally invalid namespace or
missing .mof files. They follow:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp Outlook_01c3d2f4d6781d55.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.1.2600.2180
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: Outlook_01c3d2f4d6781d55.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while creating object 1 defined on lines 31 - 163:
0X80041002 Class, instance, or property 'Win32_PerfRawData' was not
found.
Compiler returned error 0x80041001

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp exwmi.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.1.2600.2180
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
File 'exwmi.mof' not found!

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange
wbemcons.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.1.2600.2180
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: wbemcons.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while opening the namespace for object 1 defined on
lines 3 - 10:
Error Number: 0x8004100e, Facility: WMI
Description: Invalid namespace

Compiler returned error 0x8004100e
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange
smtpcons.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.1.2600.2180
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: smtpcons.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while opening the namespace for object 1 defined on
lines 4 - 16:
Error Number: 0x8004100e, Facility: WMI
Description: Invalid namespace

Compiler returned error 0x8004100e
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp exmgmt.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.1.2600.2180
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
File 'exmgmt.mof' not found!
 
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fixed my problem ..System info-Cannot collect information

Win XP pro service pack 2
After installing speed up my pc and win tasks pro ....system information no longer worked.
uninstalled both programs
system info continued to not work ...brought up help and support.
Tried MSINFO32.exe from Start Run...still no help.
tried to restore restore point from an earlier known working point.
did not help.
Verified that DCOM , event logging, error reporting, Remote procedure call (rpc),and WMI were started and set to automatic.
I noticed that C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\OfflineCache\index.dat was missing.
Possibly from a windows cleanup program
copied from another XP computer.
I eventually got system info to start But could not Collect Information.
copied the above script and ran from command prompt as bat file.
received the errors also of name space and MOF
so I think the registering of the DLL's is what solved the problem.
although I did get errors that the WMI files were corrupt and missing it turned out to not be the case.
I think I may check for registry errors,clear event log, check that all installed programs are operating, make sure windows and other programs are fully updated, create restore point and see how things go.
This may be an old post that I am replying to but I think others may still find some value in it like I did.
Good luck and Happy Computing
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Worked for me too

Hi,

I had a problem where WMI was not registered as a service at all. Tried to repair XP, run sfc, but nothing helped.
This batch file did the trick and WMI is now running.

Thanks a lot,
T.
 
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WMI ReInstall

This one worked for me

Click Start > Run and type in

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection WBEM 132 %windir%\inf\wbemoc.inf

You will need an XP CD with the same version you have installed.
 
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it worked for me

the script From: "Todd J Heron" <todd_heron_no_spam@hotmail.com> posted by Luke Edson worked perfectly for my WMI, thank you.
ciao

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Luke Edson said:
I saw this in the Group Policy Newsgroup:

-----Begining of copied message-------

. Reply (E-mail) Forward (E-mail)

Subject: Re: WMI generic failure
From: "Todd J Heron" <todd_heron_no_spam@hotmail.com>
Sent: 10/5/2004 11:48:46 AM




Copy the lines below into a CMD script and run it on your
machine. Let me
know if it works.

--
Todd J Heron, MCSE
Windows 2003/2000/NT

COPY ALL LINES BELOW:

net stop winmgmt

pause

c:

cd c:\windows\system32\wbem

rd /S /Q repository

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll

mofcomp cimwin32.mof

mofcomp cimwin32.mfl

mofcomp rsop.mof

mofcomp rsop.mfl

for /f %%s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s

for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mof') do mofcomp %%s

for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mfl') do mofcomp %%s

mofcomp exwmi.mof

mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemcons.mof

mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange smtpcons.mof

mofcomp exmgmt.mof


"t" <t@t.t> wrote in message
news:Oa4yGIWqEHA.376@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem
>
>
> "Todd J Heron" <todd_heron_no_spam@hotmail.com> wrote

in message
> news:#WoBl6LqEHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> What is the path of the path of the wbem folder?
>
> --
> Todd J Heron, MCSE
> Windows 2003/2000/NT
> "t" <t@t.t> wrote in message
> news:%234NhNN0pEHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi All,
> any 1 could help on this, any time try to create new

WMI filter it gives
> me an error "Generic Failure" 0X80041001 WBEM_E_FAILED

call failed, tried
> to
> stop WMI services and restarted it but it did not fix

the problem. rebuild
> the WMI repository also did not fix the problem.
> I am running out of Ideas, re-install windows 2003

server in not an
> option.
> Please help.
>
> Tim
>
>


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>-----Original Message-----
>I have a problem with my WMI it's corrupted after

installing SP2 for
>Windows XP.
>
>I have tried everything (I believe): Rebuilding

repository has no
>effect, tried remove "hide" in sysoc.inf for WBEM, but I

could not
>remove the checkmark in the Windows program components

to remove the
>application....
>
>I have not found any article about re-installing WMI on

a Windows XP.
>
>Does any have any idea ?
>
>Regards
>Frank Röder
>Systems Engineer.
>.
>
Thanks Luke Edson,
Ref: Your reply: 06-10-2004, 08:40 PM .
I was having WMI problem, so I could not install SMS 2003 - client Software. While manually compiling the.mof files, I got the following error. After I ran the csript in .bat file the client software could install. Thanks many more...
The error was:
cimwin32.mof - -- Error Number: 0x80041001, Facility: WMI
Description: Generic failure
Compiler returned error 0x80041001
 
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Wmi Fix

hi
i had same peob with my OS ( windows xp x64 )
and i fixed it now

just leave every bullshit do these steps

1) insurt Windows XP cd in CD/DVD rom
2) open run
3) type "sfc /scannow" hit enter

it ll take some time after it is completed it ll be fixed
now u can use dialup/network connection Properties Advanced tab

i dont know about other OS infact i hv no peoblem with my winxp x64
 
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Yes.....!!

The script From: "Todd J Heron" <todd_heron_no_spam@hotmail.com> posted by Luke Edson worked perfectly for my WMI reinstall!!!

Thanks so much!!You folks are awesome!!
 
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WMI script works - BUT some questions remain.

1) You mentioned to stop the wmimgt service at the beginning, but never anything about restarting it.
2) I noticed wmimgmt service RESTARTS ITSELF! during the middle of all of this - is that okay for it to happen? It didn't seem to interfer, but I kept stopping it anyway
3) You had "c:" - that effectively does nothing - what you meant is:
cd/d c:\ <-- this sets the person to the top of the c: drive.
or, better: cd/d c:\windows\system32\wbem (all in one fell swoop)

So... why does wmimgt restart itself auto-magically - and/or did you intend to put instructions to say, "Oh yes, resart wmimgmt service at the end?

Also, nobody ever gave the other person who asked, the correct answer to why the "exwmi.mof" is not found - is that ONLY on "Exchange servers" maybe?


AND, finally - the 2 "mofcomp" comands at end also fail - I suppose for the same reason "exwmi.mof" fails - they are only for Exchange?

mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemcons.mof
mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange smtpcons.mof

[Here are some of the errors]
Parsing MOF file: smtpcons.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while opening the namespace for object 1 defined on lines 4 -
16:
Error Number: 0x8004100e, Facility: WMI
Description: Invalid namespace
Compiler returned error 0x8004100e
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>pause
Press any key to continue . . .
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp exmgmt.mof
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.2.3790.1830
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
File 'exmgmt.mof' not found!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>pause
Press any key to continue . . .
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>echo *** THE END ***
*** THE END ***
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem>mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemcons.mo
f
Microsoft (R) 32-bit MOF Compiler Version 5.2.3790.1830
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2001. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: wbemcons.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while opening the namespace for object 1 defined on lines 3 -
10:
Error Number: 0x8004100e, Facility: WMI
Description: Invalid namespace
Compiler returned error 0x8004100e

Thanks again! This worked for me - seemed to correct the WMI corruption.
Cheers! (I will follow up with an updated multi-pause [LOL] script)
 
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[updated - multi-pause script - many pauses, in case you want to bail out or stop the wmimgmt service that keeps auto-magically restarting] - also - set 'echo on' - since this is a serious system-level script and we want to see all the 'juice' (opinions may vary on that, but as i had a couple of issues, this helped)

echo on
REM --------------
REM - wmireset.bat
REM --------------
REM
echo.
echo Stopping winmgmt service...
echo.
net stop winmgmt
echo --> WAIT a bit - MAKE SURE winmgmt stops - it sometimes takes awhile
pause
cd/d c:\
cd c:\windows\system32\wbem
echo.
echo Cleaning repository...
echo.
rd /S /Q repository
echo.
echo --> Re-registering scecli.dll & userenv.dll
echo.
echo *** scecli.dll
echo ...
regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll
pause
echo ** userenv **
regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll
pause
REM -- MOF (Managed Object Format) compiler
echo.
echo --> MOFcomp - re-compiling / restoring root WMI class definitions for managed objects to the WMI repository
echo.
mofcomp cimwin32.mof
pause
mofcomp cimwin32.mfl
pause
mofcomp rsop.mof
pause
mofcomp rsop.mfl
pause
echo.
echo --> Re-registering related WBEM dll's & re-compiling remaining classes
echo.
for /f %%s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s
pause
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mof') do mofcomp %%s
pause
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mfl') do mofcomp %%s
pause
mofcomp exwmi.mof
pause
mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange wbemcons.mof
pause
mofcomp -n:root\cimv2\applications\exchange smtpcons.mof
pause
mofcomp exmgmt.mof
pause
echo *** THE END ***

Cheers!
 
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Internet Connection Sharing available again.

I stumbled across this forum searching for a way to rebuild the wmi files. My issue was that I lost the internet connection sharing options when clicking the advanced tab for my dual ethernet card. You see, I have a router on the back end of one my computers. That allows me to connect my PS3 and Xbox 360 (and other devices up), all of them sharing the internet connection coming through my Alienware PC.
I noticed that my devices wired to the router lost site of the internet. When I checked the advanced tab settings for the connection, windows had lost site of the information (some how over night), thus, no options were made available. Going back in time to another restore point didn't work, and I surely didn't want to try and rebuild windows.
The script that was posted did the trick for my machine. I've added this golden egg to my techie note collections. I surely appreciate you posting that script. Of all of my computer schooling and training, this has to be the best "fixer-upper" I've found that prevented a major overhaul of my operating system.

Thanks a million,

Digital9x, aka Christopher
Lumberton, NC
 
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The script for WMI by LUKE EDSON Worked perfectly for me...I thank u so much Luke...Awesome
 
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I receive the msg: the application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000005 when I open O&O DiskImage Professional...any ideas? what could I help me?
 
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Thanks TNJMAN -for the nice easy copy / paste into a bat file fix.

I had a Windows XP machine that could not connect into a Windows 2008 Server via RDP session due to higher security needs - even after being patched with:

KB969084
KB953760-v2
& MSFixit50588.msi

While looking to see if the patches were installed via systeminfo, I came accross this article and registered to say Thanks! for keeping it easy.

-Work Smarter - Not Harder

-Ian(2) :D
 

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