[KBA-01113] Security Desk Connection Fails After It Is Established - Security Center 5.1

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[KBA-01113] Security Desk Connection Fails After It Is Established

This article explains why a Security Desk connection will fail after the “connection established” message is displayed.


A user (any username, even "Admin") is using Security Desk to connect to the Directory. The connection will appear to succeed and a message saying Connection established will be displayed. Shortly afterwards, however, the connection status will be displayed as Failed and the client will be unable to connect.

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Windows Management Instrumentation is used for authentication and it can sometimes become difficult to communicate with. A mere reset of the service is required to restore everything to working condition.

1- In Windows, click Start > Run and type services.msc

2- Right-click the Windows Management Instrumentation service and select Properties.

3- Set its Startup type to Disabled, and click Stop to stop the service. Keep this window open.

4- Go to C:\Windows\System 32\wbem

5- Rename the Repository folder to Repository.old

6- Return to the Windows Management Instrumentation services' Properties window and set the Startup type back to Automatic. Click Apply.

7- Restart the machine.

This will create a new Repository folder and resolve the login issue.