WMI Cannot Maintain Temporary Event Filter Registration

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In rare cases, Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) may unexpectedly deactivate a temporary event filter registration. This problem involves only temporary event filters; permanent event filters are not affected.


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:
   Date         Time       Version        Size      File name
   12/11/2000   10:51:16   1.50.1085.39   372,804   Wbemess.dll

Using the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: You can use the following method only for Intel-based computers that are running Windows 2000.
  1. Copy the hotfix program (Q274578.exe) to a local folder on your computer or to a shared drive on your network.
  2. Start the Q274578.exe program and follow the instructions.
  3. Restart your computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 274578 - 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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