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mySQL workbench - Error Unhandled exception: Current profile has no WMI enabled

Every time I click on either "Server Status" or "Startup / Shutdown" I get this error:

" ERROR: Could not acquire management access for administration. RuntimeError: Could not initialize WMI interface: Workbench.wmiOpenSession(): Could not connect to target machine. "

I can't find a solution to this. It worked fine the first time I worked in mySQL workbench. I have uninstalled everything and installed it again, didn't work either :(

I really would appreciate some help with this, thanks!

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I'm not personally familiar with this issue, but I've seen postings about it, one suggests these steps be taken to resolve it:

  • Open MySQL Workbench
  • click on “Manage Server Instances” under “Server Administration” column
  • close the screen again.
  • Now click on the instance again, the issue should be fixed.

Another post makes this recommendation:

  • Open MySQL Workbench
  • Click Manage Server Instances
  • Select System Profile tab
  • Check box(es) to acquire Admin privileges

Try one or both of these and see if it helps.