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What are the minimum permissions to read the WMI class 'MSSerial_PortName'?

I am configuring a local application user (part of BUILTIN\Users) on a Windows 7 kiosk. The kiosk has a special USB device running on a virtual COM port. The user needs permission to read the WMI ...
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WMI query of DNS shows a root hint that's not present in the DNS plugin.

I was writing a Powershell script for my network when I came across some alarming information in our DNS. Bear in mind we still use Powershell v2, not v3. So I have to query DNS via the Get-WMI ...
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Is there a way to collect WMI or WBEM/CIM data with Collectd?

I've got an Ubuntu server running statsd, collectd and Graphite. I'm looking to collect data from Windows servers via WMI. I don't see an official plugin for WMI or WBEM/CIM on Collectd's web site. Is ...
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WMI Issue - The paging file is too small for this operation to complete

I have an issue with a Windows Server 2008 Standard SP1 whereby I have lost the ability to monitor it remotely. After investigation, it appears to be because there is an issue with WMI. In the WMI ...
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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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How can I retrieve the data types of properties when querying WMI via Winrm

Winrm allows me to query WMI via the WS-MAN protocol as opposed to DCOM. However, in the DCOM implementation I can retrieve the data types of the various properties of the various classes I query. ...
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Exception Enumerating SQL Server Instances with SMO WMI ManagedComputer

I'm trying to use the SMO WMI API/objects in PowerShell 2.0 on Windows 7 with SQL Server 2008 R2 installed to get a list of SQL Server instances on the local computer using the Managed Comuter object. ...
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Obtain device driver version and associated GUID using PowerShell?

Right now, I am getting two separate objects A Win32_NetworkAdapter WMI object A Win32_PnpSignedDriver WMI object In my previous scripts, I've made sure I was calling separate objects, and ...
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WMI Error in event log every boot: EventID 5605

I have a few servers that I keep getting the EventID error 5605 The root\cimv2\TerminalServices namespace is marked with the RequiresEncryption flag. Access to this namespace might be denied if ...
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No PerfMon data through WMI

I'm trying to get \DBServer\SQLServer:Buffer Manager\Page life expectancy data through WMI. When I do this through perfmon, I get actual data. However when I try and pull this from either of these ...
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List a server's available WMI Performance data classes

How can I get a list of all WMI performance counters classes on a given server, to use in scripts for monitoring purposes. I know one can use the performance monitor, but the classes displayed don't ...
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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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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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List ALL Printers using Powershell

I'm having issues listing all the printers on a computer using Powershell. We have a batch script that will add/remove/list "per computer" printers using PrintUI. I can use PrintUI to list the ...
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Get-WmiObject Win32_PerfFormattedData_Tcpip_NetworkInterface results in 'Invalid Class' error

On of my Nagios plugins to monitor the network load gives me problems on one Windows 2008 R2 server (out of 600). You can download the plugin here: ...
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WMI Query - First and Fourth IP octet

Is anyone aware of any WMI queries that could be used within group policy which only lists all IP address, which end in .200 and I have multiple sites, multiple networks, I only need to list the ...
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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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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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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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Can I create a WMI filter that will evaluate to True for both Client computers and Terminal Servers?

I have a GPO that is currently being run only on client computers (XP, Vista, 7, etc.), by using a WMI filter with the following query: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where ProductType='1' I ...
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Listing all WMI classes with winrm/wsman

Is there a way to pull all WMI information from a system with a single winrm command? I can run commands such as winrm enum wmicimv2/win32_computersystem, which will give me information like: ...
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SCCM 2007: Create new Advertisement using WMI

I'm trying to create a new advertisement using Powershell. I've looked around and found a bunch of scripts that use WMI. Using Set-WMIInstance upon the SMS_Advertisement class. I can accomplish ...
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What constitutes a large WMI repository and what can cause it to grow?

Our organization is experiencing lengthy startup times after improper shutdowns that seem to be tied to the size of the WMI repository. For example, a repository folder size of 50 megs might result ...
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Windows WMI get a snapshot EnabledState

I am trying to get the EnabledState of a virtual machine snapshot using WMI. That is I try to get the EnabledState that was current for the virtual machine when the snapshot was taken. So far I know ...
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How to Make a WMI call fail?

I'm a developer but I have a question that seems belongs more in the ServerFault category than StackOverflow. We have a production service that every so often tends to throw: ...
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Processing of group policy failed - Only on 32bit machines

When forcing a group policy update I get the following messgae, but only on 32bit windows machines. 64bit works fine. Running windows 7. The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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WMIC with XCopy: Copy file from Remote System to Shared Location

Today I found one issue where, I would like your help... Situation: I want to copy my remote file (which is not shared directly) to other system (which is shared) so, basically it's like Remote ...
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wmic shows network drives as used that have been unmapped

I have a script running on Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 that maps the first available network drive to a network resource, uses it, and then deletes the mapping. Unfortunately, after deleting the ...
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TFS Reporting Services Configuration Error - The RPC Server is Unavailable

I'm trying to configure Team Foundation Reporting but without any success. The App Tier and the Data Tier are in separate servers. I guess it's not a port/firewall problem, because I opened port ...
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Safe to use WMI to remotely recycle IIS app pools on production servers?

What are the downsides to enabling & using WMI to remotely manage IIS? I plan to have a specific user account (non-admin) with only Execute Methods, Enable Account, and Remote Enable WMI ...
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Get-WmiCounter Win32_PerfFormattedData_NETFramework_NETCLRMemory Incomplete in non admin context

So I have created a script to gather counters using Get-CimInstance (which supercedes Get-WMIObject) and run it as a services via srvany.exe. I get an issue where for the .Net CLR classes, some ...
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WMI failure causing SBS Console crash?

Dell PowerEdge T410 Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2, all updates applied Some months ago, this server was restored from a bare metal Windows Server Backup image. Since then, the SBS Console ...
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Browse through wmi classes GUI

I am trying to explore, or browse through wmi classes in a graphical interface. I have been searching about the options available but there are many. Microsoft offers wmi object explorer but it ...
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WMI service not working properly

I'm Having an issue with WMI, which seems to also affect DFS. I've tried rebuilding the repository, but it's still giving me the same error. Here's what DFS health report showing: SRV-FS02 (2 ...
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Querying supported 802.11 protocols through WMI?

Is it possible to query a network adapters supported 802.11 protocols through WMI? The computers I'm trying to do this on are all running windows 7 professional. I know it's possible to look up the ...
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Firewall Blocking PSWindowsUpdate

Problem I am trying to use the script from this link below to retrieve windows updates from a remote computer (Server 2012 R2) using the command Get-WUList. ...
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How to create a new user and add it to a group in VisualSVN with the command line?

I have a VisualSVN Server running on a Windows Server machine. I want to create new users and add them to certain groups in batch. How can I do it by using only the command line? If I understood ...
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WMI query of ARR Server Farm returns duplicate entries on some machines

I am working on integrating Application Request Routing's health checks (in Monitoring and Management) with Icinga, and to do so I've written a small C# web app that executes a WMI query and deployed ...
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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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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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Access to RSOP via WMI

I need to retrieve data from RSOP using the following script written in VBS: Const FL_FORCE_CREATE_NAMESPACE = 5 strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = ...
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Powershell script to retrieve the same kind of info reported by DMDIAG for dynamic disks

This article about windows partition alignment explains that checking the alignment offset of dynamic disks can be done with the DMDIAG tool to get the "relative sectors" property. With dynamic ...
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Unable to launch SQL Server Configuration Manager - WMI provider issue

Hoping you can help. I am having issues opening SQL Server Configuration Manager on Server 2k3 with the following error: Cannot connect to WMI provider. You do not have permission or the server is ...
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Why Wmi info for disk size is wrong?

i am expecting a very curious problem. In a script collecting disk infos on a list of W2008 servers, i realize that, for some servers, the Wmi info for the disk size is wrong. My Powershell command: ...
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Adding properties to the Win32_UserAccount Class

How to add new properties to *Win32_UserAccount* class and add values to it? I have used wbemtest command and Have created a new property to the class Win32_UserAccount. How to make it fetch the ...