No System Information

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Instead of displaying system information, the System Information pane
in System Information in System Tools displays the following message:

The connection to could not be established. Check to see that the
network path name is correct, that you have sufficient permission to
access Windows Management Instrumentation, and that the Windows
Management Instrumentation service is started on the computer.


Services in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel reflects that the
Windows Management Instrumentation service is started. I log on as
Administrator.
What do I need to change to correctly display the system information?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Are you trying to obtain info from a NT4.0 computer across the network? If
    so, take a look at the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;229796

    Also, article "http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=875605" may help. It's
    titled for XP but the troubleshooting steps will help with win2000.

    Good Luck!

    "Brent Riggs" wrote:

    > Instead of displaying system information, the System Information pane
    > in System Information in System Tools displays the following message:
    >
    > The connection to could not be established. Check to see that the
    > network path name is correct, that you have sufficient permission to
    > access Windows Management Instrumentation, and that the Windows
    > Management Instrumentation service is started on the computer.
    >
    >
    >
    > Services in Administrative Tools in the Control Panel reflects that the
    > Windows Management Instrumentation service is started. I log on as
    > Administrator.
    > What do I need to change to correctly display the system information?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Click on the Action Menu and then on the Properties Menu. Make sure
    Local Computer is selected.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Thanks. I'm into the WMI console, and clicking the Action menu and then
    Properties, gives this message under the General tab.

    Failed to connect to <local computer>
    because "Interface: Class not registered"

    What's that mean?

    nospam@meatonconsulting.com wrote:
    > Click on the Action Menu and then on the Properties Menu. Make sure
    > Local Computer is selected.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    jlm wrote:
    > Are you trying to obtain info from a NT4.0 computer across the network?

    Thanks. I'm just trying to get the info off the local machine.

    If
    > so, take a look at the following article:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;229796
    >
    > Also, article "http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=875605" may help. It's
    > titled for XP but the troubleshooting steps will help with win2000.
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