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Monday, May 4, 2009

Cannot Upgrade from Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 to Windows 2003 Service Pack 2

Description:
You are having an issue when trying to upgrade your Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 server to Windows 2003 Service Pack 2. The upgrade process runs for a while and stops in the middle because of WMI error. You cannot do the upgrade from Add/Remove program too.

Resolution:
The issue cause by some corrupt files inside %windir%\system32\wbem\repository. Files in this folder is the database of WMI, if the files in this folder are corrupt, the WMI service will not work correctly. Delete the files in the folder %windir%\system32\wbem\repository. After restart the WMI service again, the files in this folder will be rebuilt again.
Below is the script to do it automatically:
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sc config winmgmt start= disabled
net stop winmgmt /y
%systemdrive%
cd %windir%\system32\wbem
if exist repository.old rmdir /s/q repository.old
rename repository repository.old
for /f %%s in ('dir /b /s %windir%\system32\wbem\*.dll') do regsvr32 /s %%s
regsvr32 /s %windir%\system32\tscfgwmi.dll
wmiprvse /regserver
winmgmt /regserver
sc config winmgmt start= auto
net start winmgmt
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mof') do mofcomp %%s
for /f %%s in ('dir /b *.mfl') do mofcomp %%s

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