Cannot connect to WMI provider error on converted SQL server

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  • 30-Apr-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


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After performing a conversion of a Windows 2003 server with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installed, the following error occurs when attempting to load the SQL Server 2005 Management console:

Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable.



This issue does not appear to be X2V or X2P specific and can be resolved by running the following command on the target:

mofcomp "c:\program files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"

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