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How to find which process initiated a wmiprvse.exe October 6, 2011

Filed under: WMI — helpforsure @ 11:54 pm
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In many cases we have noticed issues with Wmiprvse.exe. the issue could be anything- from CPU spike to high memory consumption. The main problem in such cases is to find out the process that initiated the wmiprvse.exe, taking a dump of the concerned wmiprvse.exe process will also not help.

The best way to figure out this process is as under.

Go to Start -Run – Wbemtest

connect to root\cimv2 namespace and launch the following Query

select * from msft_providers where HostProcessIdentifier = PID

where PID is the process Id of the wmiprvse.exe.