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Solution: Unable to launch SQL Server Configuration Manager – Invalid class [0x80041010]

Posted by blakhani on September 4, 2014

While launching SQL Server Configuration Manager on one of my machine, I got below error


Here is the text of the error message:

SQL Server Configuration Manager
Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable. Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and later servers with SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Invalid class [0x80041010]

There might be various reason for this error. In this case our actual problem is “Invalid class” which I have highlighted above. I have looked further and found that below is the solution for me. Same solution also works for Invalid namespace [0x8004100e] error also. 


C:\WINDOWS\system32>mofcomp "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"
Microsoft (R) MOF Compiler Version 6.3.9600.16384
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2006. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository…

MofComp is a command line utility to compile MOF (Managed Object Format) files and store the data in WMI repository. The MOF Compiler is available in the %Windir%\System32\wbem directory. So if you are getting “‘mofcomp’ is not recognized as an internal or external command then try changing current directory from command prompt to %Windir%\System32\wbem

Also note that in mof file on my machine is under 120 folder. Depends on SQL version installed, you may have it in different folder. The value of that number depends on the version of SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014


Microsoft SQL Server 2012


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2


Microsoft SQL Server 2008


Microsoft SQL Server 2005



Hope this helps.

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