Fixing a bit of WMI

On November 30, 2009, in Migrationextras, by

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:

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”


Then I followed this and

Repairing and re-registering the WMI:

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 Responses to Fixing a bit of WMI

    1. Kasper says:

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



    2. bradley says:

      On the XP workstation