Bug #98280 Runtime Exception: Unable to execute command chcp
Submitted: 18 Jan 2020 3:27 Modified: 8 Apr 1:17
Reporter: Larysa Baishenko Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S7 (Test Cases)
Version:8.0.19 OS:Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows 10 Pro)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: WBBugReporter

[18 Jan 2020 3:27] Larysa Baishenko
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How to repeat:
I just installed MySQL workbench 6.1 on my win7 64 bit system. I successfully created and tested a MySQL connection. However, each time i open the SQL editor for this connection and select server status, I get the following errors:

(1) Runtime Exception: Unable to execute command chcp. Please make sure that C:\Windows\System32 directory is in your PATH environment variables

(2) Unhandled exception: current profile has no WMI enabled.
[15 Sep 2020 22:12] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report. Please upgrade to version 8.0.21.
[8 Apr 1:17] MySQL Verification Team
Hi Miguel,

My environment hit this problem. wb.log is here.

10:11:59 [ERR][SQL Editor Form]: Unable to create db_mgmt_SSHConnectionRef object
10:11:59 [ERR][wb_server_management.py:local_run_cmd_windows:400]: Exception executing local command: chcp.com: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x8c in position 0: invalid start byte
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0\modules\wb_server_management.py", line 397, in local_run_cmd_windows
    retcode = OSUtils.exec_command(command, output_handler)
  File "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0\workbench\os_utils.py", line 353, in exec_command
    for line in iter(process.stdout.readline, ""):
  File "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0\Python\Lib\codecs.py", line 322, in decode
    (result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x8c in position 0: invalid start byte

After these procedure.
(1) Uninstall All mysql related items. (MySQL 8.0.22)
(2) Install MySQL 8.0.23 with Developer profile.

If you want to need more information, please let me know.
[16 Apr 8:13] MySQL Verification Team
The root cause looks same for me.