Event ID 5605 — WMI Client Connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A WMI client is any process that connects to the WMI service.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 5605
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Version: 6.0
Message: Access to the %1 namespace was denied because the namespace is marked with RequiresEncryption but the script or application attempted to connect to this namespace with an authentication level below Pkt_Privacy. Change the authentication level to Pkt_Privacy and run the script or application again.


Change the authentication level used by the WMI client.

Change the authentication level used by the WMI client to Pkt_Privacy and restart the script or application. For more information about how to set the default process security level in VBScript, see Setting the Default Process Security Level Using VBScript.


Be aware that the WMI service and the WMI repository are running properly. However, client scripts and programs accessing namespaces marked with "RequiresEncryption" must connect with an authentication level that is set to packet privacy.

WMI Client Connections

Management Infrastructure