Issue Upgrading to SQL Server Developer 2008 R2 - WMI Repair Necessary Preventing Upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • I attempted to upgrade my local version of SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition to SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition. I experienced the following error during installation. I did have Visual Studio open at the same time (probably not a good idea).

    My desktop is Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1.

    The installation never successfully completed. I have tried to complete the installation and also tried to uninstall what was partially installed but get the error below. I've spent a few hours researching possible ways to repair WMI but with no success.


    When I look at properties of the WMI service, I get an Invalid Namespace errorclick on the properties tab with no error but it did not list any dependencies. Once I retried to remove SQL Server R2, the WMI setup error (seen above) was displayed and now the service properties error is back.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.




    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:03 PM