Knowledge Base Gems

While I am generally satisfied with the quality of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles (many other vendors’ KBs are far worse), from time to time I encounter articles that either lack even the tiniest bits of information or are unintentionally funny. Today I found one that fits into both categories: Unexpectedly slow startup or logon process in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7.

From the article:

This issue occurs because the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) component unnecessarily performs a full validation of the WMI repository.

Note A full validation of the WMI repository is a time-consuming operation.

Who would have thought?

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