Deleting a WMI Class

I’ve often been asked about how to delete WMI classes, so here’s the best way to do it. Use caution, however, when deleting these classes as doing so can cause long term or unrecoverable issues.

First, start by running WBEMTEST.

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Next, click on the Connect… button.

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Ensure the Namespace is root\cimv2 and then click on Connect.

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Select Enum Classes…

Deleting a WMI Class - Recursive

Choose Recursive and then click on the OK button.

Deleting a WMI Class - Query Result

Once the list is fully populated, find the class you wish to delete; in this case I have chosen ES_MIR. Click Delete to delete the class. Again, I must emphasize that you need to use caution when deleting WMI classes as doing so can cause long term or unrecoverable issues.

If you have any questions about how to delete WMI classes, please contact me @GarthMJ. Or, you can send an email to me by using the Tecktalk address found on this page, or leave a note in the comment section below.

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