Event Performance Issue When Polling Large Objects with WMI

This article was previously published under Q274599
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) may be slow to respond to registering event consumers that poll classes whose instances sizes are very large. For example, Active Directory objects may have this problem because they are normally very large.
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 theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time      Version       Size     File name    Platform   ------------------------------------------------------------------   10/24/2000  21:41:58  1.50.1085.34  372,804  Wbemess.dll  Intel				

How to Use the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: You can use this method only for Intel-based computers running Windows 2000.
  1. Copy the hotfix file (Q274599.exe) to a local folder on your computer, or copy the file to a share on your network.
  2. Run the Q274599.exe file and follow the directions.
  3. Reboot 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.
As an example, in a domain with around 100 users, registering the following query may take several minutes:
   SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent      WITHIN 30 WHERE TargetInstance ISA 'ds_user'				
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
wbemess q274599

Article ID: 274599 - Last Review: 01/06/2015 05:58:08 - Revision: 4.1

Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation 1.5

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbbug kbenv kbfix KB274599