Small Business Susan

Fixing a bit of WMI

So if some of your workstations are not showing up properly in the SBS 2008 Computers console, here’s what I did to fix all of my truant ones.


Event ID 10016 Source DCOM:
http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=10016&eventno=4718&source=DCOM&phase=1

In my case I went into Dcomcnfg.exe

Then I went under component services, computers, my computer, dcom config, then found the 49BD2028-1523-11D1-AD79-00C04FD8FDFF CSLID and changed the settings to “use default”




Rebooted.


Then I followed this and


Repairing and re-registering the WMI:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm


Did the following commands at a c:\


rundll32 wbemupgd, UpgradeRepository


Then did this:


  • cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem

  • for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i

  • for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer

  • This big square box will load up just hit cancel.


    Close the command window.


    Why did I do all of that?  to get the WMI kicked back into gear so I could fix the lack of security status being reported in the SBS 2008 console.


    If your machines are not checking in, it’s either a firewall blocking the communication, or your WMI messed up.


    Vista and Win7′s were connecting just fine but I had three XPs not reporting the proper security status.   Remember that servers will not report a status as they have no security status center.


     


     



    2 comments ↓

    • #   Kasper on 12.01.09 at 3:13 am     

      Is this to be done at the workstation or the server?

      Regards,

      Kasper


    • #   bradley on 12.01.09 at 9:08 am     

      On the XP workstation