Error running SQL Server Configuration Manager
Microsoft (SQL Server) Friday, 18 February 2022 by paul

When trying to run SQL Configuration Manager it displays the error message “Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 or later server with SQL Server Configuration Manager. Invalid namespace (0x8004100e)”

To fix:

  1. Open command prompt as admin
  2. Go to folder “c:\program files (x86)\microsoft sql server\x\shared” (where x is the version of SQL Server you are using)
  3. Run command “mofcomp "sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof”. Result should be like below:
Microsoft (R) MOF Compiler Version 10.0.17763.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2006. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...

Now it Configuration Manager should start.

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