Access Violation in WinMgmt Service

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Article ID: 263119 - View products that this article applies to.
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In Windows 2000, the WinMgmt service may generate an access violation.


This problem occurs when a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) namespace is opened and closed at the same time on separate threads.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Version        Size      File name      Platform
   1.50.1085.19   643,140   Wbemcore.dll   Intel

Using the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: You can use this method only for Intel-based computers.
  1. Copy the hotfix program file (Q263119.exe) to a local folder on your computer or to a share on your network.
  2. Run the Q263119.exe file and follow the instructions.
  3. Reboot your computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 263119 - Last Review: October 25, 2006 - Revision: 4.1
  • Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation 1.5, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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