Fix: SQL Configuration Manager Connection to target machine could not be made in a timely fashion


Things didn’t go too smoothly yesterday when I was trying to reconfigure our SQL 2005 cluster and it’s database locations.  At one point I couldn’t even get SQL Configuration Manager to start up.  At various times I received both of the following errors.

The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs for details.  

Connection to target machine could not be made in a timely fasion.
 
Luckily, the fix was pretty easy.  Just launch services.msc and restart the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service, SQL Configuration Manager should start up for you. 

One Response to “Fix: SQL Configuration Manager Connection to target machine could not be made in a timely fashion”

  1. Luis Says:

    I tried this but it didn’t work. I’m having the same error message when I try to restart the WMI service.

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance.


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