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WMI object not found


An object in WMI could not be found.

Possible Causes

The most common cause of this error is a corrupt WMI Repository on the target machine. PDQ Inventory is essentially looking for a WMI Class or Object that should exist but does not.

Recommended Fix

Repair the WMI Repository on the target system. You can run the following commands depending on the OS. The following commands may return fairly quickly however the actual rebuild process can take about 30 minutes. After this amount of time please rescan.

Windows 7, 8, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012

winmgmt /salvagerepository

Windows XP

rundll32 wbemupgd, UpgradeRepository

Windows 2003

rundll32 wbemupgd, RepairWMISetup


If the scan continues to fail with this error please run the WMI Diagnostics utility from Microsoft. You will need to run this on the target computer.

After you download and extract the diagnostics utility we recommend reading the WMIDiag.doc file to see the available options. If you run this utility without any arguments then you can simply reference the WMIDIAG-*.TXT for a breakdown of problems that were encountered.

If you would like, you may submit the WMIDIAG-*.TXT and WMIDIAG-*.LOG to Admin Arsenal support

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