WMI repository rebuild

If you ever come across a Windows 200x Server system with a WMI repository that’s shot to pieces (with “Not found” or similar errors even when you try to connect to WMI Control locally) then here’s a simple but effective batch file that will delete and rebuild that repository for you quickly and easily:

net stop winmgmt


cd %systemroot%\system32\wbem

rd /S /Q repository

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\scecli.dll

regsvr32 /s %systemroot%\system32\userenv.dll

mofcomp cimwin32.mof

mofcomp cimwin32.mfl

mofcomp rsop.mof

mofcomp rsop.mfl

for /f %%s in (‘dir /b /s *.dll’) do regsvr32 /s %%s

for /f %%s in (‘dir /b *.mof’) do mofcomp %%s

for /f %%s in (‘dir /b *.mfl’) do mofcomp %%s

echo DONE reboot


Theoretically, the server requires a reboot to complete this repository rebuild successfully, but under Windows 2008 at least that shouldn’t actually be required – Windows 2003 typically isn’t quite so forgiving though.


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