SQL Server Configuration Manager – The server threw an exception. [0x80010105]

Whilst trying to fix another issue with SQL Server I came across this roadblock.

When I opened SQL Server 2008 R2 – SQL Server Configuration Manager, the right hand pane had the following error “The server threw an exception. [0x80010105]”.

After some research I found Qiao Weilin’s answer on MSDN.

The answer was quite simple. Restart the “Windows Management Instrumentation” service.

Start -> Run -> “Services.msc”,  scroll down to “Windows Management Instrumentation”, right-click and “Restart”.

Now you’ll have to close and re-open the SQL Server Configuration Manager, and you should now see a full list of SQL Server Services.


14 Responses to “SQL Server Configuration Manager – The server threw an exception. [0x80010105]”

  1. Phong Bui Says:

    Hey guy,

    It works great. Thank you so much.

    Phong Bui

  2. Dimitar Says:

    Works for me, too. Thanks!

  3. Asanka Says:


    Thanks a lot. It works…..



  4. Jeff Says:

    This saved me, too. Thanks!

  5. SR Says:

    no its not working.

    I am using Windows 7 Enterprise and restarted WMI Services 100 times even.

  6. Mário de Castro Says:

    O meu não funciona.
    Inclusivé já desinstalei e instalei SQL algumas vezes.
    Esta solução não funciona, o erro mantém-se.

  7. Phil Says:

    And me. Thanks!

  8. Alex K. Says:

    Magnificent! This suggestion worked like a charm!! thanks 🙂

  9. Jesica Parenzee Says:

    OK – i have tried both the restarting of Windows Management Instrument and enabled Filestream…but none of it worked. Im still getting the same error. Is there anything else I can try?

  10. Gurmeet Says:

    thanks a lot it worked for me ….

  11. daulhau Says:

    merci ça marche a merveil

  12. Hemlata H Says:

    yeah restarting WMI service works great.

  13. Bambino Says:

    Thanks a lot. It works fine and saved my day. 🙂

  14. GeorgeH Says:

    Thanks a lot you this solved my problem

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