WMI access denied when creating alias in sql server configuration manager RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    For users who are not local admin the WMI access denied message pops up when using the sql server configuration manager 2005 and adding a connection. WMI Provider error, Access denied [0x80041003] see also attachment.

    I would like to make the necessary security changes without making the user group local admin on the machine for this software. Does someone know how to achieve this?

    From the event viewer only information messages are displayed. Also added as attachment. Any help is welcome :)

    Thanks in advance,


    Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:41 PM


  • Hi Dian,

    According to the book online: "Access denied [0x80041003] " occurs when you query certain classes as a low-rights user, but most often happens when you attempt to invoke methods or change WMI instances as a low rights user. The namespace you are connecting to is encrypted, and the user is attempting to connect with an unencrypted connection.

    To solve this issue, the local administrator should give  the non-admin user access with the WMI Control (make sure they have Remote_Access set to true)  Connect using a client that supports encryption.

    You can refer to the following blog about the detail steps:

    Fanny Liu

    Fanny Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Fanny Liu Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Elvis Long Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:51 AM
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:44 AM