Event ID 5600 — WMI Repository Availability and Integrity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The WMI repository is the Windows implementation of the CIM Repository as defined by the Deskop Management Task Force (DMTF). It is a database managed by the WMI Service that stores WMI class and instance information. Static classes with static instances store class definitions and instances in the WMI repository. Static classes with dynamic instances store only the definitions. Dynamic classes store neither the class definitions nor the instances. Dynamic information is supplied on-demand by a WMI provider.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 5600
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Version: 6.0
Message: The WMI Service detected an inconsistency with the WMI repository in the directory %windir%\system32\wbem\repository and was not able to recover it. The WMI repository will now be deleted, A new repository will be created based on the auto-recovery mechanism.


Rely on automatic recovery of WMI repository

No resolution steps are required. WMI will attempt to rebuild the WMI Repository by using the auto-recovery mechanism.


To verify that the WMI repository is in a consistent state, at a command prompt window type winmgmt /verifyrepository. If the repository is consistent, the following message will be displayed: "WMI repository is consistent". Also, the ERRORLEVEL environment variable will be set to zero (0), which you can check by typing echo %errorlevel%.

WMI Repository Availability and Integrity

Management Infrastructure