WMI Encountered a problem and needed to close error

After installing the Dell MP you might start to see a bunch of WMI errors on your Dell Servers.

“Event ID: 1000; Faulting application wmiprvse.exe

This fix was suggested by Dell 3rd level Support.

The problem is caused by the Dell OpenManage Management Pack in SCOM. WMI throws these errors when SCOM queries WMI on Dell server. I have not seen any application issues due to the WMI errors.

These patches are not included in SP2 so if you are running SP2 you will still need the patches.

KB Article

A software update is available for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This update improves the stability of the WMI repository.

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
Download the WindowsServer2003-KB933061-x86-ENU.exe package now.

Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
Download the WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB933061-x64-ENU.exe package now.

5 Responses to WMI Encountered a problem and needed to close error

  1. Matt July 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    I am having this exact problem after loading the dell MP.
    I applied the HotFix and I am still receiving the WMI error.

    Thanks for your help

    Matt Goodwin

  2. admin July 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    Try deleting your Dell MP and re-importing it. I have seen this fix some strange issues. Also are you running the newest version A02


  3. vinod October 28, 2009 at 12:58 am #

    please check http://scom.codeplex.com for some samples that may be useful to you….

  4. Joe November 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    This work for me. Thanks a lot for your help!


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