error message that comes up when creating a network bridge

when i try to create a network bridge this error message pops up''an unexpected error occurred while configuring the network bridge''

Hi jdog-5,

Based on my research, I would suggest you to follow the steps to rebuild the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) repository to resolve the issue. The issue might have occurred due to certain files in the WMI repository which is blocking you to create network bridge.

1. Click on Start; in the start search type cmd.

2. Right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator.

3. Execute the following commands.
   net stop winmgmt
   cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
   ren repository repository.old
   net start winmgmt

4. It may take a minute or so to complete while WMI rebuilds the database.

Restart the computer and then try creating a network bridge again.

For Your Information:

Create a network bridge

Add a connection to a network bridge 

Hope this information is helpful and let me know if this worked.
Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support
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