Event ID 1008 Event log message of the “Perflib” Source

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When I was setting up a new SharePoint environment this week I was getting very annoyed about perflib error messages within the event log:

“The Open Procedure for service "WmiApRpl" in DLL "C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiaprpl.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the error code.”

Looking on TechNet I found the below article for fixing the problem.

Taking these steps made no change. After that I was getting more annoyed and called a colleague for advice. He pointed to me that another colleague had already blogged about this a few months ago.

Take a look at his blog post to fix this issue: