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WMI service crashes randomly in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012

This article describes an issue in which Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service crashes in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012. An update is available to fix this issue. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
Symptoms
When this issue occurs, you may experience the following problems:
  • Every functionality that uses the WMI interface would fail. For example, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) uses the WMI interface to show the status of virtual machines (VMs) on a Hyper-V host. If the WMI service on that Hyper-V host crashes, VMM can't show the status of the VMs on that host.
  • All services that share the same service host process with the WMI service would also become unavailable. Therefore, you may experience other problems that are not related to WMI service itself.
How to get this update
Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you should first install April 2014, update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows Server 2012

Notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.2.920 0.17xxxWindows Server 2012RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
x64 Windows Server 2012
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.21794183,80808-Mar-201615:40x64
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.21794832,00008-Mar-201615:40x64
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.21794479,23208-Mar-201615:40x64
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.21794131,07208-Mar-201616:04x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.21794374,78408-Mar-201616:04x86

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.18 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
x86 Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.3.9600.18264144,89610-Mar-201616:41x86
Wmiprvsd.dll6.3.9600.18264656,89610-Mar-201616:41x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.3.9600.18264419,32810-Mar-201617:51x86
Wmipicmp.dll6.3.9600.1826482,94410-Mar-201616:41x86
Wmipicmp.mofNot applicable20,34621-Aug-201323:46Not applicable
Wmiprov.dll6.3.9600.18264169,47210-Mar-201616:41x86
Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.3.9600.18264143,36010-Mar-201616:17Not applicable
Wmiprvsd.dll6.3.9600.18264578,56010-Mar-201616:17Not applicable
Wmiprvse.exe6.3.9600.18264369,66410-Mar-201617:08Not applicable
Wmipicmp.dll6.3.9600.1826481,92010-Mar-201616:18Not applicable
Wmipicmp.mofNot applicable20,34621-Aug-201323:38Not applicable
Wmiprov.dll6.3.9600.18264161,79210-Mar-201616:18Not applicable
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.3.9600.18264196,09610-Mar-201616:53x64
Wmiprvsd.dll6.3.9600.18264864,76810-Mar-201616:54x64
Wmiprvse.exe6.3.9600.18264513,53610-Mar-201618:26x64
Wmipicmp.dll6.3.9600.18264107,52010-Mar-201616:54x64
Wmipicmp.mofNot applicable20,34622-Aug-201306:51Not applicable
Wmiprov.dll6.3.9600.18264228,35210-Mar-201616:54x64
Wmidcprv.dll6.3.9600.18264144,89610-Mar-201616:41x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.3.9600.18264419,32810-Mar-201617:51x86

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x64 Windows Server 2012
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x86 Windows 8.1
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Windows RT 8.1
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Article ID: 3146604 - Last Review: 05/10/2016 17:43:00 - Revision: 4.0

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