A couple of days back I had my computer formatted. I reinstalled it with Vista SP1 32bit. Subsequent to installing other indispensable software I tried to install SQL Server 2005 . However, it instantly displayed the following error message.
The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine Error:2147749896 (0×80041008).
It was a bit frustrating for me as it was pretty late and I ardently wanted to install SQL Server 2008 right after I was done with installing SQL Server 2005. I pinged my friend James Locazicoski with the above error message. James came to my rescue with a batch file. I immediately ran the batch file on my server; it took a while and when it was done it closed itself on vista. I kept my fingers crossed and ran my SQL Server installer right after that. There was no WMI error to wreck my nerve. I was able to successfully install SQL Server right after that.
Well, this bat file is certainly a life savior. While searching online I found this script at several places, which reflects its popularity and usability. I need help from my readers regarding the following information.
1) Where is the original source of this script?
2) What is this script actually doing?
Once I receive response to both the above questions, I will post the answers on my blog with due credit to my readers.
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)