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. 

Comments [1]

  1. 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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