Backup/restore the WMI repository


backup the WMI repository, execute the following commands in the “Command Prompt (Admin)” window:
net stop Winmgmt /y
winmgmt /backup “E:\Software\Backups\WMI\MyW10WMI.data”
net start Winmgmt

backup in GUI method:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type wmimgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Right-click WMI Control (Local), and then click Properties.

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restore the WMI repository, execute the following commands:
net stop Winmgmt /y
winmgmt /restore “E:\Software\Backups\WMI\MyW10WMI.data” 1
net start Winmgmt

other commonest WMI related tools or commands are below:

WMI Control
%WinDir%\System32\WmiMgmt.msc

WMI Test Tool – Windows Management Instrumentation Tester
%WinDir%\System32\wbem\wbemtest.exe

WMI Service Control Utility
%WinDir%\System32\wbem\WinMgmt.exe

WMI Commandline Utility
%WinDir%\System32\wbem\WMIC.exe

The Managed Object Format Compiler
%WinDir%\System32\wbem\mofcomp.exe

DFS Replication Troubleshooting

Error [0x8007007b] when performing a System State Backup issue

NLTEST to test the trust relationship

Windows Security Log Quick Reference Chart

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