Friday, September 7, 2012

New KB Article: Suggested hotfixes For WMI Related Issues On Windows platforms

Today Microsoft released KB2591403, all about: ‘…hotfixes associated with the operation and functionality of the Windows Management Intrumentation (WMI) service and its related components…’

The same KB article continues:

The following are a few examples of high-level symptoms noted in support incidents that may be resolved with the application of the indicated hotfixes:

  • Loss of functionality with enterprise management/monitoring software for various machines. Software examples: Microsoft SCOM/SMS, IBM Tivoli, LANDesk Management, HP OpenView, BMC Patrol, etc.

In other words, any one running SCOM/OM12/SCCM or equivalent tooling from other vendors, should run those hotfixes which make WMI more robust.

Want to know more? Go here.

1 comment:

Wilson328 said...

Depending on the age of the hotfix, hotfixes are oftentimes included in subsequent Service Packs which makes installing the Hotfix unnecessary. You usually have to read carefully through all of the hotfix notes in order to figure this out. It would be really handy to have a list of those fixes with a clear notation of the ones that were later included as part of an SP....