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WMI Error: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040208)

07 Nov
November 7, 2012

Lovely post title, and a very annoying error.

I ran into this error while trying to communicate with Windows Management instrumentation in order to get the PathName installation parameter of the MSReportServer_ConfigurationSetting class (which hooks up to a Report Server instance). The issue is a very vague COM exception that doesn’t really give much information, what made the issue worse is that it is not a connection issue to the WMI Namespace, which works absolutely fine, the issue happens when my code tries to load any data from the namespace that I already successfully established a connection to.

In this post I will be giving a very brief introduction into WMI for Reporting Services, the reason this issue was happening, and how I managed to resolve this issue for my particular case.

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