"Setting Discovery Error" is returned for SQL Server 2014 Configuration Items in System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch - version 1511)


The evaluation of configuration items in System Center Configuration Manager causes a setting discovery error on Configuration Manager clients if the following conditions are true:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (any service pack level) is installed on the client.
  • The configuration item contains a setting type of "SQL query" and has an instance of SQL Server that's defined as "All instances."

The display of the compliance report that's generated on the client resembles the following.

Error TypeError CodeError DescriptionError Source
Setting Discovery Error0x80041002Not FoundWMI


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that's described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there's a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to get the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that don't qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you don't see your language, it's because a hotfix isn't available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 installed.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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