SQL SERVER – FIX : ERROR : The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine Error:2147749896 (0×80041008)

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.

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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.

Download Batch File Here

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • I also got a virus infection detected from my mcafee scanner!

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  • It works, Thanks

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  • thanks a lot.

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  • Worked Thanks!

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  • Check out the repair script on Lansweeper.com (point 7) on this page:

    It fixed my problem when contacting Lansweeper support.

    It looks like it’s doing a full repair of all WMI libraries and classes.

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  • Hi Pinal

    I was suffering with this while I am trying to install sql server 2008 r2 in windows 7. there error was like this

    sql server has encountered the following error:

    could not load file or assembly, 0 bytes loaded from system, version=2.0.0.0, culture=neutral, publickeytoken=b77a5c561934e089 or one of its dependencies. an attempt was made to load a program with incorrect format.

    error code:0x84B10001.

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  • thanks dude , i was really suffer from this problem but b’coz of u’r a download batch file ..& it woks for XP

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  • Awesome Batch file! It Fixed my problem first try. Thanks!

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  • I got the error–Could not find a package to install on the installation media while installing sql server 2005 on windows xp.

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  • I ran the FIXWMI.cmd as u told, but after i run for a while, it says go to end then auto shut down.

    How should I solve it?

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  • I am also having a problem in installing SQL Server 2008 R2, WMI fails, I executed the batch, and re run the Set up Support Rules part but it doesn’t work. I tried : net start winmgmt in command prompt, then it shows service name is invalid with message more help is available by typing NET HELP MSG 2185 .. after I executed this shown command I got a message : check the spelling of the service or check the configuration information for the
    service using the Service option from Server Manager. Any help will be appreciated .. thanks

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  • Thanks a lot

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  • One word:
    P.E.R.F.E.C.T

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  • Script Worked for me.

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  • thanks… it works… but, im concern if this is really a virus? thanks

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  • Thanks Pinal, I’m stuck trying to resurrect an ancient application PC, and this is just the thing I need. Cheers!

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  • Works for me too

    Thanks

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  • Pravin shukla
    May 10, 2014 11:51 am

    thanks brother

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  • Please help me to fix this error

    TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
    ——————————

    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualC, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

    Error code 0x84B10001.

    For help, click: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/?ProdName=Microsoft SQL Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&EvtType=0xC70D84C9%400x2FCB8C55

    ——————————
    BUTTONS:

    OK
    ——————————

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  • Can I just say THANK YOU for this batch file? I’ve been pulling my hair out with this error when trying to uninstall SQL Server 2005 and this has saved my day.

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