When you install Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager client, you may find that many warning messages for PolicyAgentInstanceProvider are logged in the Application log. Those messages resemble the following:
Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI Date: datetime Event ID: 63 Task Category: None Level: Warning Keywords: Classic User: SYSTEM Computer: computer_name Description: A provider, PolicyAgentInstanceProvider, has been registered in the Windows Management Instrumentation namespace root\ccm\Policy\S_1_5_21_1979764342_3823638770_2321459288_500 to use the LocalSystem account. This account is privileged and the provider may cause a security violation if it does not correctly impersonate user requests.
These warning messages are expected. They occur because Configuration Manager is not included in the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) exclusion list of providers that can run under the local system account at the time of installation.
These warning messages are expected during the installation of Configuration Manager client and can be safely ignored. PolicyAgentInstanceProvider is registered as safe with WMI during installation so the warning messages should stop being logged as soon as the setup program is finished.
If the warning messages continue to be logged after the installation of Configuration Manager client is complete, it may be because the Configuration Manager Client Retry Task in Scheduled Tasks was not removed after the successful install. If you continue to experience these warning messages after the Configuration Manager client is successfully installed, deleting or disabling this task in Scheduled Task will stops the numerous WMI warning messages from being generated.
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