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I'm trying to run a simple script to track basic disk information on my servers.  It runs remotely, but I've only gotten this error on one server, and I get the same error when I attempt to run it locally.  Here's the command:

$drives = Get-WmiObject -ComputerName "$server" Win32_LogicalDisk | Where-Object {$_.DriveType -eq 3}

And it returns the following error:

Get-WmiObject : not found
At line:1 char:14
+ get-wmiobject <<<< -ComputerName "$server" Win32_LogicalDisk | Where-Object {$_.DriveType -eq 3}

I did some additional troubleshooting, and I can't get GWMI to run on any class I've tried (win32_service,win32_logicaldisk,win32_environment).  As far as I can tell, I've got no other limitations on that server.  All of my exchange-related scripts run fine on it.  

Thoughts?

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Ok, it appears WMI is broken on that server.  When I tried to run wmimgmt.msc, it couldn't connect.  So I guess the problem is narrowed down.  Not quite sure where to go from here, though.
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Try repairing the WMI repository.

For Server 2003:
rundll32 wbemupgd, RepairWMISetup

For Server 2008:
winmgmt /verifyrepository

If this doesn't work, try renaming or deleting the repository:

> Stop the WMI service.
net stop winmgmt

> Rename the existing WMI repository (though you may choose to just rename it).
Delete the Repository directory: %windir%\System32\Wbem\Repository

> Start the WMI service.
net start winmgmt

Beyond that you can try re-registering all of the DLLs and executables in the Wbem directory.
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Also to add there are risks with anything, so take the usual precautions you take with your servers making any changes to them :)
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