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\”
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.












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

other commonest WMI related tools or commands are below:

WMI Control

WMI Test Tool – Windows Management Instrumentation Tester

WMI Service Control Utility

WMI Commandline Utility

The Managed Object Format Compiler

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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