I'm trying to figure out why wmic csproduct returns "no instances found" on a win 7 pro 64 bit machine. I've run across 3 or 4 laptops that do this. All of our laptops are HP ProBook 4730s, 4530s, or 4540s, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why just a handful won't report on SN, vendor, etc.
WMI is up and running in services, and I've even restarted it on the laptops where I get the "no instances found" message. It doesn't matter if I run the wmic/gwmi command from CLI or Powershell, I get the same answer.
WMI is responding on most win32 objects, just not the csproduct or bios objects.