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SCCM Installation displays WMI namespace error code 80041002

When attempting to install the SCCM Client on a pc you may run into a client where the installation fails. In a case I ran into I noticed it failed while trying to create the WMI namespaces for CCM\SoftwareMeteringAgent and CCM\SoftwareUpdates.

The error states it will retry in 120 minutes but it will just fail again.

Question: So what is this telling us?

Answer: This is telling us that WMI does not have a clue what to do.

Resolution: We must first stop the WMI service. You may see a warning about stopping the WMI and CCMSetup Services. Go ahead and say “yes” to stop the services. Once stopped you will need to rename the %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder to “repository.old”.

Once the folder is renamed, restart the “Windows Management Instrumentation service”. This will recreate the repository folder.

If it still exists you can restart the CCMSetup service or start a fresh client installation. Monitor the ccmsetup.log file and you will see a successful client installation.

Categories: ConfigMgr 2007
  1. May 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Thanks – this really helped a lot! With this I could successfully repair SCCM on my machine!

  2. Mike Anderson
    November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    This worked for me on Server 2008. Looked for 2 days for a solution. Thank you!

  3. January 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you! Worked for me too!

  4. Shamseer P
    March 16, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Thank you, the solution resolved my issue

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