Cannot Open SCCM 2012 console anymore

Hi

I was working on my SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 console today when i noticed a few things started going missing, like software packages and some other views, so i thought there was an issue with the console.

I closed the console and tried opening it again and was suddenly shown this

Console Error
and this in the SmsAdminUI.log

SmsAdminUILog.PNG
I have not changed a thing on this Primary server, I have also checked WMI permissions.

Please could someone perhaps shed some light ?

Thanks

Leon
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Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAsked:
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Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
I would recommend reinstalling the console:

"SCCM INSTALL DIR"\Tools\Console Setup

Also tried rebooting?
Have you tried it from another machine?
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have tried reinstalling the console a few times, I also get the exact same error trying to open a console from another machine. I have also rebooted a few times
Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
Can you log in locally to the SCCM server?  If you can try to open the console there..If that doesn't work, you are going to need to reboot the server(s)
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Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Hi Chad,

I have logged on locally, same error, rebooted the only Primary that we have and the issue is still there.
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Just to add, when i try run the attached WMI query screenshot i get that error

WMI_Error.PNG
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have also noticed a lot of these occurring now in the System event log

SChannel_Error.PNG
Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
Sounds like your wmi repository is hosed.  Try running this command and let me know what it says:

winmgmt /verifyrepository
Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
Try stopping/disabling the WMI service first.
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I get

WMI repository is consistent
Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
You may want to use procmon or whatever its called now from sysinternals and see what is going on behind the scenes while running the wmi query.  It may be a dll issue, or a permission issue etc...
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
I am running WMIDiag right now so just waiting for that to finish so that i can see what it reports on, if that doesn't give me what i want then i will try the process monitor.

Will update as soon as i know more
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
Hi guys,

I have tried everything, it definitely looks like an issue with this event log error but i do not know where to change this or update it.

SChannel_Error.PNG
There was an old post about there being an issue with the SQL Native Client 2008 R2 but i am running SQL 2012

Does anyone have any suggestions ?
Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
I have managed to get this sorted out, i had to eventually do a restore of the entire Primary server onto a new VM, all is working perfectly now.

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Leon TaljaardSystem Center Specialist - ArchitectureAuthor Commented:
The only solution for me was to restore my Primary site from backup onto a new VM, none of the other suggestions worked and a reload was the only solution.
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