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Using WMI to query Windows Event Collector logs

Using WMI to query the eventlog is quite simple, using Win32_NTLogEvent, for example: Get-WmiObject -query "SELECT *FROM Win32_NTLogEvent WHERE (logfile='Application' and SourceName='Something') ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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DFSR-related WMI info is missing

OS: Server 2012 Core and Server 2012 R2 Core. DFS-Replication is installed and appears healthy. I am using WMI to collect information from DFSR replication members. The queries work on many of the ...
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Access to “Windows Security” logs for “eventlog” group

Security logs are not available for users in eventlog group. I've checked this down to security event log file. eventlog group has all permissions. Unfortunately I cannot add my user to ...
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Can I find the path to a DCOM application executable with WMI?

I have installed (and registered) a DCOM application on a W2K8R2 machine, and its GUID can be found in the DCOM list shown by dcomcnfg. I can also use Powershell to find a Win32_DCOMApplication or ...
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What are the benefits of WS-Management over CIM-XML?

WS-Management and CIM-XML ultimately both seem to deliver the same functionality (i.e. the capability to work with CIM instances via CIM server), and the only difference - superficially - appears to ...
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Why is WMI not actually using the fixed port?

When I asked this question (both here on SF and IRL) about how to remotely access WMI, the answer I got from multiple sources was "use a fixed port." I've tried doing this, but it doesn't seem to be ...
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How do I open the firewall for my monitoring software to access WMI?

I have a SQL Server machine and a monitoring machine, and I need the monitoring software on the monitor host to be able to read the WMI data on the SQL Server host. (The monitoring software is ...
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Invalid method Parameter when calling DfsrConnectionInfo->ForceReplication() with WMIC

In our AD infrastructure the SYSVOL is replicated by DFSR. I want to force replication using WMI (ForceReplication method) via WMIC: wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path DfsrConnectionInfo call ...
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WMI computersystem get username returns null

I'm having an issue with the below WMI query running under a non-admin service account against windows 7 PCs: wmic /node:x.x.x.x computersystem get username where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the ...
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Win32_OperatingSystem.FreePhysicalMemory and $_.TotalVisibleMemory giving output in wrong units

I've been putting together a pretty simple script to monitor some aspects of our Terminal Server farm usage and am implementing a section where I check the memory usage on the servers at a given point ...
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Using SCCM and WMI to retrieve Font information

I need to be able to inventory the information about the fonts currently installed in our machines (around 200,000). It seems some users installed fonts they were not supposed to (due to licensing ...
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Executing a batch file containing an exe path remotely via wmic

I have a batch file on Computer-A that contains several commands and a path to an exe file. When I execute the batch file on Computer-B via wmic, I can see all the commands being executed in the ...
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unable to set service user account via command line

I am writing a puppet script to automate creation of TeamCity agents on Windows 2008 R2 SP2.For this, I need to set a custom TeamCity service user account via command-line. So far, I have tried this ...
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Remote Computer Management from Active Directory Snap-In fails with DCOM error 10006

So here's a little background. Our system originally started with Windows Server 2003 machines and eventually over time expanded and grew. We still have a few Server 2003's but they're being removed. ...
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WMI Win32_UserAccount class missing on WIndows POSReady 7?

I'm working on a script that must enumerate users and their SIDs on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7. The WMI Win32_UserAccount class works great for this on 8.1, but the class seems ...
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Correlating volumes and physical disks through WMI

I'm trying to correlate volumes (as enumerated from win32_volume for those where DriveType = 3) back to win32_physicaldisk instances. Everything that I've seen in my research points to the answer ...
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Same WMI request is much slower on other machine

I posted this question some time ago on stackoverflow, but unfortunately I didn't get any answer yet. It's actually not very urgent, as this problem seems only to exist on my machine - for now. But ...
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Group Policy WMI Filter to Check if Windows Feature is Installed

The following returns true for servers without the Server GUI installed: WMIC PATH Win32_OptionalFeature WHERE "Caption = 'Microsoft-Windows-Server-Gui-Shell-Package-DisplayName' AND InstallState = ...
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What permissions needed to get Service Name and Start/Stop service on a remote PC?

I am using C# to access services and shut down/start them remotely. The full code works for 5 out of the 6 remote machines that I've tried it on, and I believe it is a permissions issue on the 1 ...
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Software deployed using WMIC requires restart before launching

I have an MSI I'm attempting to deploy via WMIC. The MSI install completes without error but I cannot launch the installed application until I reboot the PC. If I try it pops up momentarily then ...
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Group Policy WMI Filter query

I'm putting in place a policy to install AV software but only want it to apply when the computer has no AV software installed, I know WMI can be used for this but don't have a clue how it can be done. ...
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Server 2008 R2 WMI problems

I get error "1065" from Group Policy when trying to run GPUpdate, and Group Policy is specifying that it cannot process the WMI query. I can successfully run some queries manually, but WMIDiag ...
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Group policy WMI Logon Server

I'm trying to setup a GP to do tasks if in a certain location, I believe the best way in doing this is a WMI filter. Could someone help me out? I've never used this part of GP before. Was looking ...
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Find last run defrag WMI or Reg key

I am trying to discover if there has been a defrag run on our servers. To save myself going to each one and loading the defrag program and checking the "Last Run" column I thought WMI might have this ...
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WMI Method Returns 0 before completion

Have an odd issue show up on my Windows 2003 Servers. I run a modified version of this powershell script: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.07.heyscriptingguy.aspx A few weeks ago, ...
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SCCM Adhoc Advertisement

Is there a way to create a local advertisement on a machine to run a package/program? Purpose being for testing, or even adhoc deployment. Instead of creating a test advertisement and collection, ...
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How is the computer chassis type assigned

So you can use Get-WmiObject win32_systemenclosure | select chassistypes To get the Windows chassis type for a machine as defined in this list: ...
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WMI request (Wbemtest), access is denied to domain computer

let me explain our setup first! We have 2 site location with Cyberoam CR50ING Firewall, IPSec between the 2 Subnet. Cyberoam firewall has an AD authentication with their software linked to the ...
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WMI remote query where TimeGenerated > n seconds ago

I'm querying Windows security logs remotely using WMI for a monitoring application and would ideally like to perform the following query: Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent Where Logfile='Security' AND ...
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WMI filter working for some Windows 7 machines but not for others

I'm trying to use this WMI filter for our Windows 7 64bit machines: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Caption like "Microsoft Windows 7%") or (Version like "6.1%" and ProductType = "1" and ...
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I am getting Invalid class errors for my PowerShell script

When I run this script, I get this error Get-WmiObject : Invalid class “Msvm_ImageManagementService” and Get-WmiObject : Invalid class "MSPower_DeviceEnable" and Get-WmiObject : Invalid class ...
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WMIPrvSe failing every morning

I am maintaining an environment with many Windows 2003 Server VMs. It has come to our attention that wmiprvse.exe keeps dying on majority of servers every morning (between 5-7 AM). As this is ...
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Error while querying various classes within root/webadministration namespace

I am using a WMI query(using wbemtest): select * from AuthenticationSection using namespace root/webadministration, and I am getting the follwing error on a few servers (Windows Server 2008): ...
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WMI command line event log acess

Can someone explain me how to get access to arbitrary system logs in eventlog service files? Now I'm poking around WMI(wmic.exe) and trying to execute following commands: For system services like ...
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wmic hanging on remote server?

Based on information from my previous question, I'm trying to learn wmic. I'm playing around with trying to look at which processes are using the most resources on a remote server. What I've managed ...
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How to resolve security warning concerning WebAdministrationProvider?

I have a new Windows Server 2012 install, and have just installed IIS. I see the following warning in the Application Log: A provider, WebAdministrationProvider, has been registered in the ...
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What are the minimal permissions for WMI access to processes CommandLine?

I have been trying to get a remote listing of running windows processes including their CommandLine/ExecutablePath attribute through WMI as a non-administrator domain user for a monitoring tool. I ...
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What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account?

What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account? I tried to run script under local system account on the client which ...
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Executing WMI methods by proxy - how can I keep credentials out of the hands of users?

Management wants me to create a script/application/ancient magical artifact that allows field technicians to perform a task on our Configuration Manager server (updating collection memberships - very ...
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How do I launch a command on a remote computer with an invalid domain trust? (using local creds)

I intend to use WMIC to reset the trust of a machine that is remote, and off the network. All of the following variations result in an "access denied": The following works fine: net use ...
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Get the mirror status using WMI on Windows Server 2012

i try to get the mirror health of on an Windows Server 2012 using WMI. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Get the IPv6 routing table from a windows pc with WS-Management

I have to get the IPv6 routing table from a windows pc with WS-Management. I'm using wsman for the client on linux. I found the Win32_IP4RouteTable WMI class fot IPv4, but it looks like WMI doesn't ...
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Side effects or performance issues for keeping WMI Performance Adapter running always?

This is related to a similar question: Why is my System event log full of WMI Performance Adapter messages? I've found various blog posts that suggest you can modify the service so that it starts ...
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WMI: Win32_PerfRawData_Counters_ProcessorInformation versus Win32_PerfRawData_PerfOS_Processor

Folks, I am looking to monitor stuff like "PercentProcessorTime", "Timestamp_Sys100NS" (Total Processor Time) using WMI. The problem I am facing is, I find that Windows Server 2008 R2 have following ...
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checking for missing values in WQL or (WQL/WMI filter to return `true` for desktops/servers, but `false` on laptops)

I have a challenge where I want to use a GPO to set a Power Plan. Working on constructing a WMI Filter (using WQL), I ran into a problem of determining a set of WQL statements that would always ...
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What rights should non-admin user have to run Get-WmiObject?

I am trying to monitor windows machine with the help of wmi and powershell remoting. I managed to successfully start remote session with that machine throught non-admin user account, but now I have a ...
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What is causing the Collateral damage when deleting old profiles?

#Get user names that have logged onto workstation $Users = gwmi win32_networkloginprofile | where {$_.name -match "EXP\\"} | where {$_.name -notmatch "srvtasksched"} $Users | foreach{ $Name = ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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WMI: wmic linux agent query error: NTSTATUS: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

Myself new to wmic and keep trying for a long time with default agent query approach. wmic is linux based WMI tool to talk to windows WMI agent. While trying to fetch data with wmic from nt(win7 with ...