I cant connect to SQL Server Configuration manager. I have installed SQL Server 2014 x64 Standard edition and SQL Server Management Studio ,which I can open and work with. Just to point out, that I am doing clean installation of windows, so there is no other SQL instances on this computer.

But I cant run SQL server Configuration manager here is the full error enter image description here

So, there is an article on Microsoft web site that says way issue is present and gives an workaround.

Basicly it says

This problem occurs because the WMI provider is removed when you uninstall an instance of SQL Server. The 32-bit instance and the 64-bit instance of SQL Server share the same WMI configuration file. This file is located in the %programfiles(x86)% folder.

But there is no other SQL instance, and I haven't removed anything. But when I go to %programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\ there are files and folders present. So, my guess was OK It installs something for 32-bit. Stupid of me, but I have run the command in CMD.exe

C:\Windows\system32>mofcomp "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof" Microsoft (R) MOF Compiler Version 10.0.10586.0 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2006. All rights reserved. Parsing MOF file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof MOF file has been successfully parsed Storing data in the repository... Done!

Needles to say, the same issue Cannot connect to WMI provider.. is still present.

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