I just got this at my client, its normal message. See it way too often, generally, I run into this when the multiple version of SQL Servers are installed. So decided to do a bit of research on this, namely, why does it happen? Some reasons include …
- A SQL Server instance on the server was uninstalled inturn it uninstalled shared components relating to WMI.
- During SQL Server installation WMI doesn’t get registered successfully.
It’s easy to fix, as per KB956013, execute the following command and restart WMI Services.
mofcomp “%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\number\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof”
If executed successfully you should see a successful message. If you get an error, make sure you are running the command prompt as Administrator.