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Microsoft releases version 2.1 of the WMI Diagnosis Utility

WMIDiag.vbs is a VBScript script designed to help you ascertain the current state of the WMI service on a computer. The download package includes the utility itself, a ReadMe file that discusses how the tool works (and how to best use it), and sample spreadsheets that provide information about the default WMI configuration on various versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Download link:  http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7684

Once downloaded, the executable asks for a place to extract 3 files:

Install

Best case, just create a new folder for the files so they are easy to find:

Create folder

The 3 files are a Word doc, the VB Script, and an Excel spreadsheet:

3 Files

You run the VB Script at the command-line using the following structure:

Command line

WMIDiag.vbs starts sifting through your WMI repository looking for issues:

Running diag

Every time you run WMIDiag it generates three files in the %TEMP% directory.  The .LOG file, a .TXT file, and a .CSV file.

For me…it took about 10 minutes to run AND it found this:

Whut???

Time to investigate.  Digging into the log file, I see this:

Unexpected reg key?

Time to investigate more…

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2 Comments

  1. It’s about dang time this shoulda been released 2 or 3 years ago.

  2. nice tool, going to test it soon.

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