Operations Manager Failed to start a process

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In my System Center Operations Manager 2012 sp1 Update Rollup 8 environment I was getting the following error in System Center Operations Manager Console from my “Windows Server 2008” and my “Windows Server 2008 r2” servers:

Operations Manager failed to start a proccess

After doing some research I found the following article on Kevin Holman blog. Noticing that the solution was written for Windows Server 2003. I did do the registry modification for the WMI buffer thresholds. The following Registry values needed to be modified:

  • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WBEM\CIMOM\Low Threshold On Events (B)", change from "10000000" to "35000000"
  • "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WBEM\CIMOM\High Threshold On Events (B)" change from "20000000" to "70000000"

I used a PowerShell script to change the above setting. You can download the script from here

After the restart of the server you have to close the warning in the System Center Operations Manager Console manually.