From time to time might encounter issues relating to your WMI provider service. This service interacts directly with the SCCM client so is an important one as would affect in a lot of cases to patch your systems. Have seen this pop-up moreso in pre-2012 r2 environments but still does.
Regards automating fixes for this issue there is an auto-recover facility that comes with Window server OSes 2008 r2 or later.
on how to enable.