Posted - 11/24/2005 : 08:54:16
| Because of the many different errors that can be spawned from the WMI service made by Microsoft, ill compile a list of possible errors and fixes.
First of, when encountering an wmi error like -2147217400 then try whats described on this page : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm
This has helped a great deal of users.
WMI Error list and possible fixes.
-2147217402: 'Out of memory. Host does not have enough memory available for operation'
-2147023174: 'The RPC Server is unavailable. System does not exist. System Offline. RPC Service stopped. Necessary ports blocked. Try Ping system and fix network or service issue'
-2147221164: 'Class not registered. No WMI installed or windows 2000/XP/2003 with WMI service stopped. This is normal behavior for Windows NT 4.0(sp3 and below) without WMI, install WMI. If WMI has been shutdown for security reasons or has been shutdown for testing reasons, restart service.'
-2147217405: 'Access Denied. User does not have enough rights. User not in the admin group. Inherited rights not sufficient. TRY Add user to administrators group. If the user is in a domain administrators group, make sure that the domain administrators group is included in the local administrators group of the system where you have the problem.
-2147217308: 'Access is Denied. User Credetials cannot be used for local connections.'
-2147024891: 'Access is Denied. User Account does not exist. User Password is invalid. User needs to change password on first login. User Account is disabled. User Domain cannot be reached for authentication. TRY Login with the account at a workstation to verify that everything is working. Check the user account in the Windows Domain or System that it exists and has not been disabled or does not require a password change on first login. Check the user account in the AOG Collector that no misspellings have occurred in the account name or domain. Check that the problem system is really in a domain and not in a workgroup with the same name. Make sure that the proper Domain Trusts exist if the user account is not in the same Domain as the System.'
-2147217392: 'Invalid Class. The class of items does not exist. Older hardware. Specific HW Drivers do not populate WMI. Possible language issue with class names. Usually, there is nothing to do in this situation.'