Windows Server 2003

Windows : Re-installing the WMI Provider

Windows : Re-installing the WMI Provider

If you receive errors such as ‘SwbemLocator’ Critical Error 8004100A when running VBScripts, or applying GPO’s with WMI filters it may be necessary to re-install WMI.

Use WMIDiag.vbs to perform initial diagnosis (available here:,
> Insert the slipstreamed Windows CD (including the current client Service Pack version) into the CDROM.
> Re-install WMI using the following command: rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection WBEM 132 %windir%\inf\wbemoc.inf

You may be prompted for a file named ‘napclientprov.mof’ a non-corrupt version of this can be downloaded here.

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