Error 0x800706BA when trying to install new Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 sp1

Hi SysAdmins

I just thought to share with you something I recently was troubleshooting.

Maybe you met this as well,

This occurred  in SCCM 2012 sp1 CU1.

The problem:

You are trying to install a new DP, and the installation fails.

Also, the Distribution point configuration status under Monitoring shows red X with an error saying …cannot connect to remote DP.

When you check Distmgr.log you see the following lines:

Error:

CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\<<DPNAME>>\root\SCCMDP. Error = 0x800706BA

distmgr.log

Wmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\orch1.contoso.com\root\default. Error = 0x800706BA SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 9/23/2013 3:02:46 AM 3540 (0x0DD4)
GetWMIObject – Failed to connect to root\default on [“Display=\\orch1.contoso.com\”]MSWNET:[“SMS_SITE=S01”]\\orch1.contoso.com\. Error code: 0x800706BA SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 9/23/2013 3:02:46 AM 3540 (0x0DD4)
CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\orch1.contoso.com\root\SCCMDP. Error = 0x800706BA SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 9/23/2013 3:02:46 AM 3540 (0x0DD4)
GetWMIObject – Failed to connect to root\SCCMDP on [“Display=\\orch1.contoso.com\”]MSWNET:[“SMS_SITE=S01”]\\orch1.contoso.com\. Error code: 0x800706BA SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 9/23/2013 3:02:46 AM 3540 (0x0DD4)
CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\orch1.contoso.com\root\CIMv2. Error = 0x800706BA SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 9/23/2013 3:21:50 AM 6868 (0x1AD4)

The Cause:

The WMI Name space \root\SCCMDP does not exist on the remote DP.

The Remedy:

Run the following command on the remote DP:

mofcomp.exe smsdpprov.mof
You can copy the smsdpprov.mof file to the remote machine using psexec/powershell or just copy-paste into RDP session.
The smsdpprov.mof location is in: \Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\X64
You can also download it from HERE. (right Click save-as).
I hope this have been helpful for you.
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5 thoughts on “Error 0x800706BA when trying to install new Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 sp1”

  1. thanks for the post
    i want ask question how i can avoid this issue in the feature and what’s the cause root i receiving this error for each new DP so how i can stop that to be happened.

  2. [email protected] says:

    Thanks, real life saver!
    At my remote DP, root\sccmdp was missing most classes after 2012 R2 upgrade. Reinstalled the DP role didn’t help. I removed root\sccmdp with this query:

    Invoke-Command {gwmi -query “SELECT * FROM __Namespace WHERE Name=’SCCMDP'” -Namespace “root” | Remove-WmiObject}

    But it wasn’t recreated at reinstallation.
    mofcomp.exe smsdpprov.mof did the trick!

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