while editing a task sequence you receive an error "Unable to Store Task Sequence"

I had this problem today so thought i’d blog about it, as it’s so annoying. Imagine you are editing your masterpiece and you make a change to the task sequence and click apply. The ConfigMgr console reports back an error similar to this:

Error: The task sequence can not be created. Please see following error information or log file to resolve the issue.

– An error occurred when storing the task sequence.

A quick dig through various logs on your ConfigMgr console computer (eg: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\AdminUILog) will reveal a log file called SmsAdminUI.log

open the log in Trace32.exe

you’ll probably see messages in RED like this

[3][2010-08-27 09:18:46] :Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlQueryException\r\nThe ConfigMgr Provider reported an error.\r\n   at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlConnectionManager.ExecuteMethod(String methodClass, String methodName, Dictionary`2 methodParameters, Boolean traceParameters)  at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.OsdCommon.OsdUtilities.SetSequence(ConnectionManagerBase connectionManager, IResultObject taskSequencePackage, IResultObject taskSequence)\r\nConfigMgr Error Object:

    Description = “Failed verifying schema version property in wmi sequence”;

    ErrorCode = 2147500037;

A quick search led me to here, here, here and finally here and the overall consensus was that it was a WMI error (Windows Management Instrumentation) on the ConfigMgr server and that the WMI service needed a restart (or reboot the server).

I tried this on our Central SCCM server and I still got the error, I then realised that the SMS Provider (SQL db) was on a separate server so I did the same action (restarted the WMI service, which in turn will restart the SMS Agent Host service) on that server, and as soon as I had the two services started again, all was good.

Moral of the story, if you have this problem, restart the WMI service on the SMS provider server.


1. windows-noob.com – https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1495-the-task-sequence-can-not-be-created

2. Microsoft Technet Forums – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrosd/thread/e7c40198-03b8-4bb3-ab89-6e6680f43e18

3. System Center Confusion Management – http://ihateyou1603.blogspot.com/2010/05/unable-to-edit-task-sequences-sccm.html

4. Microsoft Technet Forums – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrosd/thread/8144f211-73f4-46cb-9615-b25bdeec04c0

5. Microsoft Technet forums – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrosd/thread/62de701d-2927-4dbe-80b6-b26432522e72



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