WMI Event errors in Windows 2008 32bit

We were getting WMI errors in the event log after installing Windows Server 2008 32bit:

Windows Management Instrumentation has stopped WMIPRVSE.EXE because a quota reached a warning value. Quota: HandleCount Value: 4117 Maximum value: 4096 WMIPRVSE PID: 2352

Everywhere we looked seemed to suggest a rebuild of the WMI repository.

But that seemed a bit drastic instead we found that recompiling the MOF files worked. Here’s how:

1. Open a CMD prompt 

2. Change directory: cd%windir%System32WBEM (for X64 use SysWOW64WBEM)

3. Execute the following:

FOR /f %s in ('dir /b /s *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s
Net stop /y winmgmt
FOR /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s
Net start winmgmt

You can just copy from here and paste into the command prompt each instruction in turn.

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Author: James

IT Manager - Network, Web coding, MS SQL and Online Mapping expert

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