Troubleshooting Code 80041010 – Invalid Class
Introduction to Code 80041010
Error code, 80041010 occurs when you execute a VBScript connecting to WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation). This is a spelling error check the names of the objects. Alternatively, you could be trying to use a class that does not exist. In particular check for plurals which should be singulars e.g. win32_OperatingSystem and not win32_OperatingSystemS.
The Symptoms You Get
The script does not manipulate the WMI object as you had hoped, instead you get a Windows Script Host error message.
The Cause of Code 80041010
Your VBScript contains a misspelled object name. Code 80041010 is an unusual Error in that a number is returned rather than ‘Syntax Error’ or other message.
Check the class definitions in the WMI section of the your script, check for extra letters, plurals can be a particular problem, e.g. system or systemS.
As ever, pay close attention to the line number: Line: 4. In this case it Char: 1 is not to blame. When none of the line can execute, the error gets charged to the first character.
Example of Error Code 80041010 Script
Note: Line 4: win32_OperatingSystemsOperatingSystems
It should be win32_OperatingSystem (Singular)
Correct Version – Thanks to Ed Crowley
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