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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WMI Errors Continued

Just when I thought I had cleared out all my WMI woes, they returned on a couple of systems where permissions had been adjusted.

The error this time was as follows:

Object enumeration failed
Query: 'SELECT StartMode, State FROM Win32_Service WHERE Name = 'MSSQL$RTC''
HRESULT: 0x800705af
Details: The paging file is too small for this operation to complete.

The system had effectively run out of memory to process WMI requests. This ended up being a WMI memory leak issue in Windows Server 2008 and required a hotfix as outlined in the following Microsoft KB article:

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