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I'm trying to manage my mysql server using Workbench 5.2.31 CE Rev 7115 with mysql 5.5.8 on Windows Server 2003 but I'm getting this error:

RuntimeError: Could not initialize WMI interface: Workbench.wmiOpenSession(); Internal error: Instantion of IWbemLocatio failed.

Internal Error: WMI status code text creation failed

I can use [SQL Development], [Data Modeling] but not [Server Administration]..

Thanks in advance!

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I'm not familiar with that tool, but if it's a WMI problem, you might want to make sure WMI is enabled in Windows Server and that any firewall ports are open that are used by WMI.

Maybe this will help, or Google for "enable wmi in windows 2003" for other possibly relevant information.

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I never heard about WMI until now, jejjejje... Thank you... I had problemas with that, searching in google found this WMI Troubleshooting very useful... and this post – Carlos Huchim May 17 '11 at 19:53
WMI is basically the Microsoft bastardization of SNMP. If that helps; if you know what SNMP is. – James May 18 '11 at 1:55

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