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Troubleshooting The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] WMI Error in SQL Server

You may end up getting “The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] WMI Error“ when you click SQL Server Services in SQL Server Configuration Manager as shown in the snippet below. This article explains the steps to troubleshoot “The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] WMI Error in SQL Server 2012”.

The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] in SQL Server
The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] in SQL Server

This generally happens when you have SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 running along with SQL Server 2012 on the same machine or you have installed Visual Studio 2012 which installed SQL Server 2012 components.

Recommended Solution

  • First Option, will be to Install SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later / Install SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later. Read the following article which explains How to Install a SQL Server Service Pack.
  • Second Option, will be to recompile MOF file. The steps are mentioned below for your reference.

Recompiling MOF File to resolve “The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be] WMI Error”

1. Open command prompt under administrative privileges i.e., using “Run as Administrator” and run as shown in the snippet below.

mofcomp.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"
Recompiling-MOF-File
Recompiling-MOF-File

Now, you can go ahead and open SQL Server Services under SQL Server Configuration Manger to see all SQL Server Services.

SQL Server Service Opens up in SQL Server Configuation Manager
SQL Server Service Opens up in SQL Server Configuation Manager

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Ashish Mehta

Ashish Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Cognizant and Centrica PLC, UK. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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