The WMI service has stopped. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a management infrastructure in Windows that supports monitoring and controlling system resources through a common set of interfaces. It also provides a logically organized, consistent model of the operation, configuration, and status of Windows operating systems. Configuration Manager requires this service to record and access necessary data. This condition can resolve itself, but it should be investigated to determine whether it is still stopped, has recovered, or shows an abnormal pattern of stopping and starting.
This condition could occur because:
The computer is shut down or is restarted.
A WMI-dependent application is being upgraded with hotfixes or service packs.
The system is backed up.
The service is manually shut down.
The service is disabled.
The service cannot be run because a service or binary dependency cannot be satisfied.
A WMI provider was upgraded.
For more assistance, see a list of additional support options in the support section of Configuration Manager Web site at Support for Configuration Manager.