WMI Decoupled Provider Does Not Forward Status

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Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

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When you run the GetObjectAsync() function, the PutInstanceAsync() function, or the ExecMethodAsync() function in a custom Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) decoupled provider program, the WMI decoupled provider may not forward the status information to the WMI clients.

Windows XP service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain 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 do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP Service Pack 1, or Windows 2000 with WMI Redistributable Components (all versions).

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   ------------------------------------------------------   09-Jul-2003  09:56  5.2.3790.68  416,256  Wmiprvsd.dll   09-Jul-2003  09:56  5.2.3790.68  206,848  Wmiprvse.exe
Windows XP
      Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   --------------------------------------------------------   09-Jul-2003  07:56  5.1.2600.1244  410,112  Wmiprvsd.dll   09-Jul-2003  07:44  5.1.2600.1244  203,776  Wmiprvse.exe
Windows 2000
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   -------------------------------------------------------   16-Jul-2003  21:21  5.2.3790.1036  233,984  Wmidcad.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
To work around this problem, use a coupled provider program instead of a decoupled provider program.
coupled decoupled provider app application fix GetObjectAsync() PutInstanceAsync() ExecMethodAsync() status forward

Article ID: 821234 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 21:51:26 - Revision: 3.5

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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