How to Install the SQL Server WMI Provider

I wanted to install Ola Hallengren’s SQL Server Maintenance Solution on my lab’s Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). When I tried to install Ola’s script, unfortunately, I received an error message saying that the SQL Server Agent service wasn’t running. I thought...

How to Use WMIC

In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about using Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) to troubleshoot WMI issues. You might be wondering about how to use WMIC for similar issues, so I thought that I would share the steps I take. From a command prompt,...