System Center Clients…SMH

Had a System Center client out there that would not install during a push installation.  Took a look in the ccmsetup.log file and discovered the following error: MSI: Setup was unable to create the WMI namespace CCM The error code is 80041002. Error 1603.

Quick & Easy Fix

The fix that worked for me was to…

  1. Stop the Windows Management Instrumentation service and set it to Disabled.  If you don’t disable it, it will restart automatically.
  2. Went into the %windir%\system32\wbem folder and renamed the Repository folder to Repository.old.
  3. I restarted the WMI service and set it to Automatic.
  4. I re-pushed the client from the SCCM console and everything installed just fine.