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Solution : SQL Server Configuration Manager – Cannot connect to WMI provider – Provider load failure [0x80041013]

Posted by blakhani on February 3, 2015

One of my friend had something wrong with SQL Server installation. He did multiple things like repair, registry cleanup etc. I helped him in cleaning up stuff and reinstalling SQL Server. Things were looking good but there was one pending issue.

As soon as he was trying to launch SQL Server Configuration Manager, he was seeing below error.

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.
Provider load failure [0x80041013]


Another variation of same error is The specified module could not be found. [0x8007007e] – This clearly indicates that some dll is not registered.

He found this KB but he was on SQL 2008 SP3 so this was not applicable. Since there was many things done by him, I was almost sure that this is due to either missing DLL or some WMI provider related files. Below were the steps performed to fix the issue.

  • We need to make sure that we have sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof file present and complied. Refer my earlier blog for using mofcomp to compile the mof files.
  • Make sure we have sqlmgmprovider.dll file in “shared” folder. The location of folder would be dependent on SQL version. On my machine it is located under “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared” The folder 100 is for SQL 2008. Refer below table for version and name mapping.  

Microsoft SQL Server 2014


Microsoft SQL Server 2012


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2


Microsoft SQL Server 2008


Microsoft SQL Server 2005


  • If file is present in the folder, please register the DLL using command (regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Shared\sqlmgmprovider.dll")
  • Make sure we have file “svrenumapi.dll” in the same folder. If file exists, register it using regsrv32.exe as pointed earlier. In SQL 2014 the file is called as svrenumapi12.dll
  • Make sure that file framedyn.dll exists in “C:\WINDOWS\system32” folder. If not, pick it from C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem folder and keep it to system32.
  • Check your environment variables. the PATH variable has C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem

If none of the above is working then you should download Process Monitor and capture data while launching SQL Server Configuration Manager. Look for “Name not found” and that might give you some hint. Comment below if you found any other solution


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