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    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information

    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information
    How to Fix the Vista Security Center Reporting Incorrect Information
    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information

    How to Fix the Vista Security Center Reporting Incorrect Information


    information   Information
    Sometimes the Security Center may show outdated or misleading information or status due to a problem in the WMI repository. This will show you how to rebuild the WMI repository to have the Security Center information reported correctly again.
    Note   Note
    For example, it may show that you have a antivirus or firewall program still installed and on, when you have actually uninstalled that program.
    EXAMPLE: Security Center
    NOTE: You can see the Security Center by opening the Control Panel (classic View) and clicking on the Security Center icon.
    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information-security_center-jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Only Verify the WMI Repository Status

    1. Open a elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    winmgmt /verifyrepository
    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information-verify-jpg
    3. You will get either one of these results: (See screenshot above)
    • WMI repository is consistent - no problems detected.
    • WMI repository is inconsistent - problems detected. You should do OPTION TWO below.
    4. Close the elevated command prompt.





    OPTION TWO

    To Rebuild the WMI Repository

    1. Open a elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
    Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information-salvage-jpg
    3. You will get either one of these results: (See screenshot above)
    • WMI repository is consistent - no problems as from Option One above. You are done.
    • WMIrepository salvage failed - failed to rebuild WMI repository. Try repeating step 2 again.
    • WMIrepository has been salvaged - WMI repository has been successfully rebuilt.
    4. Close the elevated command prompt.
    5. Restart the computer to apply.

    6. Check Security Center to see if the correct information is now being reported.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information


    Excellent as usual, Shawn, thanks.
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    You're welcome RedDawn.
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    Hi Shawn, do you have any idea as to why this issue occurs?
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    Hello Dinesh,

    It could be from a number of things that caused the corruption in the WMI repository : bad install, bad uninstall, WMI service not started or disable, etc...
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    Thanks Shawn.
    MS has come up with so many different models that helps the OS to run more efficiently( like the Windows Management Instrumentation {WMI}). All these makes use of VB scripts that actually makes Vista fit into a DVD instead of a CD.
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    What should I do, when I get "Generic Failure" as the outcome at the end of both options?
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    Hello Groffeaston, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Did you use a elevated command prompt and not a regular command prompt?

    If you did, then try a System Restore using a restore point dated before this problem. If that still does not help, then you can do a repair (upgrade) install.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Re: Security Center - Not Reporting Correct Information


    Yes I did use the elevated command prompt. I can try it again to be doubly sure.

    I tried it again and got the same results. Here is what it says:
    WMI repository verification failed
    Error code: 0x80041001
    Facility: WMI
    Description: Generic failure
    Last edited by Groffeaston; 12 Dec 2008 at 23:34. Reason: added more information
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