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Remote Administer Local Groups with PowerShell and WMI

How do I administer local groups on a remote server with PowerShell and WMI? For example, I would like to add and remove domain AD groups from the "Remote Desktop Users" group. This article provides ...
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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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'The RPC server is unavailable' when converting a physical ISA/Forefront TMG machine to virtual (P2V) in SCVMM

When I try to convert a physical ISA/TMG machine to virtual using SCVMM, i keep getting an error in the Collect machine configuration step ('Scan Now' button): VMM is unable to complete the ...
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How Can I Monitor an IIS 7.5 Application Pool with WMI?

I currently have an application in a load balanced IIS cluster (NLB) on Server 2008 R2. This application leverages some legacy database access code which occasionally fails enough to disable the app ...
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Get detailed network adapter information using PowerShell

Is there an alternative to Get-NetAdapterRss that can be used on Windows Server 08/03/etc.? I'm looking to query NIC information from servers with a powershell script, but cannot seem to find how to ...
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WMI Access Denied using Windows 2008 connecting to Windows 2003

I'm trying to connect from a Windows 2008 server to Windows 2003 using WMI, however, each time I get access denied. There is no firewall between the servers, no hardware or software. The account is a ...
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Cannot WMI Query root\MSCluster namespace as Local Admin

I'm trying to use WMI Explorer to query the root\MSCluster namespace on various hosts to obtain cluster resource group and resource object data. I can access the namespace with no issue on Win2K3 ...
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Windows ADSI , WMI and Registry. How Do They All Relate With Each Other?

I have a work task which involves setting up Windows XP machines. I'm not a Windows user normally which is why I ask this question. The tasks involved in setting up one of these machines involve ...
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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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Is there a perfmon replacement? [closed]

I need faster stats polling and more granular display than once a second... Is there a way to configure perfmon to poll/display on faster intervals? Or is there an alternative that can query the same ...
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How to apply an Group Policy only to Clients in a specific IP range? (using WMI Filter)

I need to apply a GPO only to some computers in a specific network range. I'm aware that there many other solutions for this issue. I could group them into an OU or use Sites. But the current ...
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WMI Rights required to read root\MicrosoftIISv2 in IIS7 with IIS6 compatibility mode

I need to manage my IIS7 (Windows Server 2008) remotely with a WMI IIS6 API. So I added the IIS6 WMI Compatibility and IIS6 Metabase Compatibility roles to access the root\MicrosoftIIsv2 namespace. I ...
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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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Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network

I am gravely in need of your help and assistance. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ ...
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excecute batch command over MSI Package

I have a huge network of PCs that are all in a same domain (active directory). I want to enable WMI service and relative port, then set the domain's administrator credentials to WMI credentials over ...
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How to get physical partition name from iSCSI details on Windows?

I've got a piece of software that needs the name of a partition in \Device\Harddisk2\Partition1 style, as shown e.g. in WinObj. I want to get this partition name from details of the iSCSI connection ...
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Configuring ZenOSS to monitor CPU load

I'm trying test out monitoring tools for a network at work with a coworker but neither of us have ever used an sort of monitoring tools before. Currently we are experimenting with ZenOSS and having ...
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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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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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How to retrieve names of all private MSMQ queues - efficiently?

How can I retrieve the names of all of the private MSMQ queues on the local machine, without using System.Messaging.MessageQueue.GetPrivateQueuesByMachine(".")? I'm using PowerShell so any solution ...
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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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How can I manually remove a dead OCS 2007 R2 Monitoring server?

At the moment, I'm trying to get what is effectively a cut down version of our production OCS 2007 R2 environment working in a segregated lab. For a variety of different reasons, this initially ...
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Powershell or WMI to pull Printer Properties and Additional Drivers?

What I am trying to accomplish: Use a powershell script (WMI or cmdlets directly, or a combination) to query a 2003 or 2008 server with the PrintServer role, enumerate the printers shared, then list ...
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Group policy results failing with “Invalid class” error

When trying to run the Group Policy Results Wizard against a specific workstation, I'm getting the following error: The wizard was unable to generate the computer or user's data due to insufficient ...
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How to monitor DFSR backlog more efficiently than dfsrdiag

Is there a way to monitor the DFSR backlog in a manner more efficient than using dfsrdiag.exe backlog? I wrote a program that just slurps in the backlog count via dfsrdiag.exe backlog /smem:alpha ...
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WMI script to list of memberships of current computer?

I have a AD hosted on 2003R2 and 2008R2, I would like to check the membership for the domain computer (e.g. compA) when an user logs on using that computer (e.g. compA) and perform certain operations ...
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WMI query to check setting “Reversible Encryption” in Windows XP

In Windows XP, there are two settings in Group Policy I'm looking at: Password must meet complexity requirements Store password using reversible encryption Both of these settings are under Local ...
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Cannot lookup domain objects using WMI when connected to remote server

I have a VBscript on server10 that takes a parameter of a server name, connects to the server name and queries WMI for information about members of groups. Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" ...
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Have issue with monitoring 32bit app pools running on 64bit IIS

I am performing a monitoring task on my 64bit web server which has couple of applications pools running in 32bit mode. I am using .Net CLR Memory object in perfmon to monitor them. However, my ...
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Monitor if Perfmon counter sets are running

We have an issue where occasionally over time, a Perfmon counter set will stop. We are looking for a way to monitor if a particular counter set is running, does anyone know of a way to do this? We ...
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Obtain event servity from Win32_ReliabilityRecords

Microsoft introduced the "Reliability Monitor" in Windows Vista. I use WMI to access this information, and more precisely I query the Win32_ReliabilityRecords class. This yields the list of events ...
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WMI Security issue

When I am trying to access WMI from a remote domain controller using WMIMGMT.MSC, I keep getting "Failed to connect to \(remote server) because 'Win32: Access is denied.'. Does anyone have any ideas ...
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Using Win32_FileSpecification WMI instances

I am trying to get a checksum of a remote file using Win32_FileSpecification class via WMI, but am running into a few problems. It uses CheckID as the key, which looks to be similar to the path with ...
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WMI is showing wrong version of Microsoft Access

We use Microsoft Access for certain database functions and as most of you already know an Access database can be very grumpy when accessed by an outdated version of Access. In order to control this I ...
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Complete server snapshot for troubleshooting performance?

From time to time, something happens to our website that makes it slow and unresponsive. Inevitably, this happens at like 3 AM, on a day when all the devs have gone to bed early. Are there any good ...
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PC inventory system that does not rely on WMI [closed]

I'm looking for a software that can make an inventory of the PCs on your network for an SMB environment. I know ther are plenty (Spiceworks, LanSweeper, etc). But they all rely on WMI to function. The ...
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How to enable connection security for WMI firewall rules when using VAMT 2.0?

I want to use VAMT 2.0 to install product keys and active software in remote machines. Everything works fine as long as the ASync-In, DCOM-In, and WMI-In Windows Firewall rules are enabled and the ...
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identify / fingerprint a Windows Server core installation versus full

Seems like this should be easy, but I am not finding any information on how to remotely identify a Windows Server "core" installation as such, via WMI, Powershell or other method that can query lots ...
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How to assign two IP addresses (one DHCP, one static) to a NIC using WMI?

Found question and great answer: WMI and adding Multiple IP Addresses? However this only explains how to add multiple static IP addresses. I am looking how to configure a dynamic (DHCP) and at least ...
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monitoring disk i/o via wmi

I'm using WMI to monitor Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 hosts. I got all the info I wanted but the disk I/O performance. I've tried quering the ...
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What is the closest equivalent of “load average” in Windows available via WMI?

Linux has a notion of Load Average which is defined as: System load averages is the average number of processes that are either in a runnable or uninterruptable state. A process in a runnable ...
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Using WMI and/or remote registry to find available memory slots

Certain monitoring programs such as Spiceworks list not only the memory sticks in use in a machine, but also somehow show which specific slots on the board are in use and which is using them. With WMI ...
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How to put laptop to sleep with powershell/vbs/wmi/…?

I'd like to be able to put my laptop to sleep from the command line. According to Microsoft, the Win32_Battery WMI class has a SetPowerState method that looks like it should be able to do this, ...
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WMI through 2 firewalls to Windows 2008

I have a custom WMI application. It works wonderfully on a number of servers (windows 2003, 2008). However, some of our servers are behind another firewall. I have followed ...
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How to check if WMI is broken or not?

I'm looking for a way to check whether WMI is running properly on a Windows Server 2008 machine. I'd prefer to do this by running a command. Is there any?
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How to use WMIC to connect to remote machine and output netstat to a file?

I'm trying to issue the following command remotely: netstat -ano > C:\output.txt but cannot figure out how to do that with WMIC! Any idea? I've got: process call create netstat.exe working but ...
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Has anyone used WMI_OfflineFilesCache::RenameItem to rename offline files?

The reason I ask is that I have been researching how to rename items once an offline files target has been changed. It seems that so far there are two options: CSCCMD.exe - Which appears to be a ...
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WMI query between two different AD sites?

I'm having problem in querying WMI between two different AD sites that is not trusting each other What I have tried: Telnet between Windows Server 2008 using IP address and port 135 is all working ...
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Rename file in folder whenever it's created?

I need to find a way to automatically rename all files that are created within a specific directory on a Windows 2008r2 file server. This needs to be done more or less instantanously, so I can't have ...
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Accessing Acer SNID via Windows WMI?

Dell have been really helpful in making their desktop and laptop serial numbers available via WMI. Has anyone had any success in finding similar information about Acer computers, especially the SNID, ...