Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

By | December 30, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Read More »


SQL Server Configuration Manager Cannot Connect to WMI Provider

By | December 10, 2014

Today I came across a strange error. Suddenly the SQL Server Configuration Manager failed to open with the following error: Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is unreachable Note that you can only manage SQL Server 2005 and lager servers with SQL Server Configuration Manger. Invalid class [0x80041014]… Read More »