Suggested hotfixes for WMI related issues on Windows platforms *Updated June 14th, 2012*

As Configuration Manager relies heavily on a working WMI on both clients and servers, a working WMI is really crucial for all activities performed.

The following post was just updated and I strongly recommend that you read it. http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2011/08/05/suggested-hotfixes-for-wmi-related-issue-on-windows-platforms.aspx

Here is the recommended updated for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 from that post.

Hotfix list for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

2705357 The WMI process stops sending events to WMI clients from a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based server
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705357

2617858 Unexpectedly slow startup or logon process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2617858

2465990 “0x80041002 (WBEM_E_NOT_FOUND)” error occurs when you try to open a WMI namespace on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465990

2492536 Msinfo32.exe takes a long time to display or export system information on a computer that has many MSI-X-supported devices and that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2492536

982293 The Svchost.exe process that has the WMI service crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982293

974930 An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974930

Read the whole post here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2011/08/05/suggested-hotfixes-for-wmi-related-issue-on-windows-platforms.aspx

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