Unable to install SQL – WMI Error

Issue – The SQL Server System Configuration Checker cannot be executed due to WMI configuration on the machine Error: 2147749904 (0x80041010)

Cause: 

WBEM_E_INVALID_CLASS

2147749904 (0x80041010) Specified class is not valid

Resolution: If you encounter above error while installing SQL please follow below steps to resolve the same.

• Use the following command to detect and repair a corrupted WMI Repository:

rundll32 wbemupgd, RepairWMISetup

• Re-registering the WMI components

The .DLL and .EXE files used by WMI are located in %windir%\system32\wbem. You might need to re-register all the .DLL and .EXE files in this directory.

If you are running a 64-bit system you might also need to check for .DLLs and .EXE files in %windir%\sysWOW64\wbem.

•To re-register the WMI components, run the following commands at the command prompt:

•cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem

•for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i

•for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer

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