This is an addendum to an earlier blog post but I found it so common on sites this year it’s worth it’s own blog post.
As per my earlier post, it is often “difficult” to install 8.5.3 fix packs on Windows 2008 R2, (there’s a couple of work arounds already listed, namely “run as administrator”, uninstalling previous fix packs and disabling SNMP, coincidently another one I’d add is disabling UAC).
But the main and most consistent culprit I’ve found (on Virtual Servers anyway), is Windows Instrumentation Service (WmiPrvSE.exe).
It is documented here in SPR GFAL95TK9X which has been closed due to “The problem was caused by a user error or user misunderstanding.”
If you are having this problem please open a PMR and add your instance to this SPR.
Let us know if you found this useful or if you’ve found any other “gotchas” with Windows 2008 R2.
Cormac McCarthy – Domino People Ltd