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Error when configuring management tasks on remote systems

Updated June 18, 2018


When you configure management tasks on remote systems, Patch Manager returns the following error:

Invalid namespace

This error occurs when you run a task that requires Patch Manager to install the SolarWinds WMI Providers. 


All Patch Manager versions


Out-of-date root certificates stored in the client system. In this case, the client system is most often unpatched or misconfigured.


  1. Apply Microsoft KB931125 from the Updates category in WSUS. (© 2018 Microsoft Corporation, available at, obtained on June 18, 2018)
    This article includes a list of supported operating systems and links to other articles describing how to install root certificates on disconnected systems using Group Policy.
  2. Update the root certificates store on the affected system.


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