SCCM 2012 R2 – Console on Windows 8.1 can’t connect to SMS Provider

Quickpost:
Today I installed the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Console on another Windows 8.1 machine. I already deployed my package on my Workstation, so I didn’t expect to get any issues. But after the Installation, I wasn’t able to connect to my SCCM hierarchy, the well-known error “Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site (….”:
SCCM 2012 R2 Console connect error

Because I was sure, everything is Ok with my account, I knew it has to be something with the Network/Firewall or with the Installation. I then uninstalled the console, and Installed it again, but I had no success. I then uninstalled it again, deleted registry Keys and installed the console, still no success. I then disabled the Firewall on the Client to check if there is a network issue, still no Connection possible.
And now? I then began to compare the registry entries from the Windows 8.1 machines, and found out, that the Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ConfigMgr10\AdminUI\QueryProcessors\WQL was missing.
This Key has on the machine where the console is functional three String Values:
SCCMConsole_connect-error02
Take this registry Export as example:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ConfigMgr10\AdminUI\QueryProcessors\WQL]
"Assembly Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminConsole\\bin\\AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll"
"Depends On"=""
"Type"="Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlConnectionManager"

After adding those values on the other machine, the console started working.

Hope this helps, Martin

17 thoughts on “SCCM 2012 R2 – Console on Windows 8.1 can’t connect to SMS Provider

  1. Thank you!
    I have lost more than two hours searching a solution for a working administrative console after upgrading to SCCM R2, ironically on a Windows 8.1 OS was ok and on another 8 not working – same errors like you.
    After applying the missing key everything is ok on 8 machine…
    … and thank you!

  2. U R great
    Thank you it works with me also after days for searching and seeking and googling since installing 8.1 🙂

  3. Great, worked in Win 8.1 after your fix. Thanks for digging deep. Its a mystery why those registry entries were not added during installation.

  4. it is not worked with me on windows 7 nor windows 8.1 although the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftConfigMgr10AdminUIQueryProcessorsWQL was found and its values found also (assembly path & depends on& type)

    please help

    • it worked ,
      I do not know how ?
      but after I created administrative user and gave it remote tool operator security role then from SQL management studio added this user as sysadmin and public and in user mapping added CM_SITECODE & master

      but it worked after long while not directly
      this was the solution or not
      and if it was the solution why it did not work directly
      thanks

  5. Thanks Martin, took all of 5 mins to find this on google and all of 5 mins to fix it. good fine, Anthony

  6. Thanks for the registry fix, Still having issues connecting to the Powershell module on Windows 8.1

  7. Thank you for posting this fix. Had tried several installations of the console but still same error – your post saved my day 🙂

  8. Worked for me on Windows 7 64 bits:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ConfigMgr10\AdminUI\QueryProcessors\WQL]
    “Assembly Path”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminConsole\\bin\\AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll”
    “Depends On”=””
    “Type”=”Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlConnectionManager”

    Thank you very MUCH !!!

  9. Thank You!! We had the same issue with Windows 7. One of our machines wouldn’t open the console after an update. He was missing the WQL registry entries.

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