I recently sent in a request to Microsoft concerning the Windows Security Center NOT recognizing new 3rd party Anti-Virus & Firewalls installed and WSC still depicting old AV`S & Firewalls that the user had un-installed.
The response I received back from MS was the below which is different from the resolved issue that has been posted here in the forums.
Does this response sound like the correct way to rebuild the Repository folder?
Quote: [ To reinstall WMI issue these commands:
net stop winmgmt
net start winmgmt
That seems to be the correct procedure for clearing your Repository. It’s normally necessary when your Repository is corrupt. But, did MS say that was the reason why SC was not detecting 3rd party AVs & Firewalls, because the Repository is corrupt?
I can’t check your Reinstall WMI link, because I think it was generated under/for your MSDN login.
MS told me that this way will correct the WSC if the WMI or Repository folder is corrupted, or if you just want to do a fresh re-build to delete old data and have the new running AV`s or Firewalls recognized in WSC.
So I agree either method that has been posted should accomplish the same goal.
Just to let you all know that I did try the “Command Line Prompt” procedure and even after restarting the WMI [net start winmgmt] I still had to re-boot the pc in order to get Windows to re-build the repository folder. No big deal and whether your repository folder is corrupt or you just need to re-build it to reflect your new AV or Firewall it does work just fine with the command line prompt.
I have been struggling with this problem for some time now and unfortunatley it doesn’t seem to ever go away.
I successfully did what is described here: stopped WMI, deleted repository folder, re-started WMI. The problem went away … until the next reboot, when it just came back again. I did this some 3 or 4 times with the same result. Please help.
PS. I have recommended Comodo AV to 2 friends who have had the same problem (both had Norton installed previously, while I had Panda).
On one computer Security Center recognition works just fine without any tweaks.
The other computer don’t recognize CPF or NOD32. After a rebuild of the repositry folder, NOD32 is recognized, but not CPF.
I use the latest CPF on both.
It’s not a big thing, since i have turned off the warnings from security center, and i know if i have a firewall and/or an antivirus program installed…
Sorry… my mistake. I thought I was in the Comodo Antivirus thread. I am having the security center non-recognition problem with CAV.
I was reading postings on that forums and ended up here. Didn’t realize that the topic changed, although the proposed solution in both cases is the same (and I have rebuilt the Repository folder a number of times without that causing it to be recognized).