You may receive an error message when you run the Msinfo32.exe tool in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • You set Microsoft Office Input Method Editor (IME) as the default input method.

  • You run the Msinfo32.exe tool to open System Information window, or run with /nfo or /report switch to save an exported file.

In this scenario, you may receive an error message in the details pane of the System Information window. The error message is as follows:

Can't Collect Information - Access denied to Windows Management Instrumentation server on this computer. Have an administrator change your permissioms.


If you run Msinfo32.exe with /nfo or /report switch to save an exported file, the file is created and no error message shows. But the saved file contains only an error message. With /nfo switch, the error message is same as above. With /report switch, the error message is as follows:

Can't Collect Information

Resolution

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 the problem described in this article. 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes 

Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msinfo32.exe

6.1.7600.20574

303,104

13-Nov-2009

09:34

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msinfo32.exe

6.1.7600.20574

378,880

13-Nov-2009

10:37

x64

Msinfo32.exe

6.1.7600.20574

303,104

13-Nov-2009

09:34

x86

For all supported IA64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Msinfo32.exe

6.1.7600.20574

652,228

13-Nov-2009

08:51

IA-64

Msinfo32.exe

6.1.7600.20574

303,104

13-Nov-2009

09:34

x86

Status

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

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

Package_1_for_kb977620~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,502

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Package_for_kb977620_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,458

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_12a9721a2b5c3bdf80d41bb53f4ba0d7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_28fdea60fa7785bf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

707

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_6771dbe008380646bc624db8855c1708_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_146d8aea4dc5e0a2.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

700

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe-common_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_86aec391654adb6a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,192

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

10:11

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_ac462b4d74184652.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

4,647

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

10:10

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_00b878499160ccaeec9ba9154f64f0fa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_e70fbff9e61937a7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,050

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_491dbb6a0d790e2d56e12f1b803af1dc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_dfbf33a798f1c71b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

706

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_81a25624cda5252311f916e4874c2b97_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_4d1967edfa5eec34.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,062

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_da49d048995f2553c7c960f8eefa0190_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_cbc1846ab0a1d350.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe-common_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_e2cd5f151da84ca0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,196

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

11:19

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe-srv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_1c9941e6801035a0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,521

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

11:26

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_0864c6d12c75b788.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

4,651

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

11:18

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Package_1_for_kb977620~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,035

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Package_2_for_kb977620~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,961

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Package_3_for_kb977620~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,837

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Package_for_kb977620_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.0.mum

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,662

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

12:48

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_12b9712360d67983.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,901

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

10:00

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe-common_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_86aec391654adb6a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,192

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

10:11

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-msinfo32-exe-srv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20574_none_c07aa662c7b2c46a.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,517

Date (UTC)

13-Nov-2009

Time (UTC)

10:17

Platform

Not applicable

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