time-clock-circle multiple-users-1 bin-paper-1 smiley-indifferent view-off alert-diamond envelope-letter rating-star network-browser pencil-write ticket-1 button-record headphones-customer-support close synchronize-arrows-1 common-file-stack close-quote arrow-down-2 multiple-circle attachment-1 folder-file-1 disable smiley-indifferent shield-warning love-it smiley-smile-1_1 check-circle-1 time-clock-midnight floppy-disk view smiley-unhappy book-star lock-unlock-1 arrow-right-1 archive smiley-unhappy send-email-1 hierarchy-9 open-quote add-circle-bold search remove-circle cog-1 filter-1 hyperlink-2 analytics-pie-2 flying-insect-honey navigation-menu-horizontal pencil-1 smiley-thrilled check-1 arrow-up-1 lock-2 navigation-menu add layout-module-1 archive arrow-left-1 wench arrow-down-1 multiple-neutral-1 expand-6 close drawer-send alarm-bell-1 social-media-twitter keyboard-arrow-up ticket-1 copy-paste rating-star download-thick-bottom information-circle smiley-sad-1 single-neutral-actions remove-square-1 file-code pencil-1 keyboard-arrow-down smiley-sad-1 cog single-neutral add-circle move-to-top list-bullets expand-6 undo tags-double smiley-happy view-1 messages-bubble-square print-text add-square smiley-happy credit-card-1 envelope-letter diagram-fall-down

Viewstor Prompts Repeatedly for Credentials

User clicks on the explore button to explore a restore point. A dialog box appears prompting for a user name and password. Entered credentials are not accepted, the dialog box repeatedly prompts for credentials regardless of the credentials entered.

A reboot of the system does not resolve the issue.

More than one cause may lead to the behavior above. A WMI database corruption may have occurred for the ArchiveIQ namespace in WMI.

Re-register the DATASTOR ArchiveIQ namespace in WMI using MOFCOMP. MOFCOMP parses a file containing MOF statements and adds the classes and class instances defined in the file to the WMI repository.At a command prompt with administrative privileges, type: 

cd C:\Windows\System32\wbem\Framework\root\ArchiveIQ

mofcomp ArchiveIQManager_SN__Version_4.0.433.2.mof

mofcomp ArchiveIQViewStor_SN__Version_4.0.433.2.mof

Note: Use the .mof file with the correct version of the installed DATASTOR software in the filename. You can find the full build number of the software in the user interface by clicking About Enterprise Protection Server in the actions pane. In the Pro software, click the Help button in the left pane, then click About ... in the right hand pane.