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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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CMD - Rename Local Computer, Join Domain, Join Specific OU

Alright so not sure if this is entirely possible all in one. Situation: Brand new computer not on the domain, just a local workgroup. Want to change that computers name, join a domain, and put the ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I use WMIC to add an user to the administrator of a remote computer?

Does anyone know of a way (other than psexec) to add a user to the local administrators group of a remote machine? I'm having trouble figuring out the syntax for wmic.
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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, ...
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How to list the top level folders of a drive using VBScript?

I'm looking for VBScript code that will list the top level folders of the D: drive and not the subfolders. I use the following WMI query so far but it gives me all folders and goes down to many ...
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How to retrieve Serial Number from Windows on new U/EFI box?

I need to retrieve the hardware serial numbers from a set of new HP mini desktops that need provisioning. This worked in the past using a WSH script to query it via WMI. Unfortunately, the newer ...
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Is anyone using an SNMP and/or WMI poller to push custom metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, and if so how?

Amazon CloudWatch has a decent console, and an alarm system which uses Amazon SNS for notifications. Originally it only gave you AWS metrics, e.g. EC2 instance CPU utilization. Recently they added ...
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How can i programmatically find out how many resources a IIS server has and the traffic on each resource .. etc

I want to write a program to find out what resources an IIS server has and how many hits are there on each resource. The resource can be anything from a html page to files like sound clips, pictures , ...
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WMI error on FDCC/USGCB domain

Our lab recent moved to a domain with FDCC/USGCB policies and we ran into a number of problems with our client / server configuration. Rather than outline everything, I point you to a link and simply ...
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Remote WMI Connection Issue on Windows Server 2008 R2

I just did a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). I have an application that talks to the server using Remote DCOM communication and queries some WMI objects. All is good while I use the ...
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Where can I find a guide to remotely enable WMI access to a Windows client machine

I need to enable the WMI remote access in a lot of client machines in order to connect to these machines and get some information. These machines have installed different versions of windows (Windows ...
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Prevalence of WMI enabled in real Windows Server networks

Hi I would like to get opinions from systems administrators, on how common it is that WMI functionality is actually enabled in corporate networks. I am writing an enterprise network application that ...
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Enabling WMI and corresponding firewall exception via a Group Policy Object

Hey guys, I have tried enabling WMI on my local domain using a group policy object which sets the service as on at startup. In addition i added an exception for it via the windows firewall policy ...
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Converting WMI from vbscript to powershell

I'm trying to follow the guides for accessing IIS 6 using WMI but I'm having trouble working out how to translate the Get method of SWbemServices as Get-WmiObject doesn't seem to use the same path ...
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DCOM Access Issues through Windows Server 2008 Firewall

I am trying to connect remotely to a Windows Server 2008 Machine through WMI Protocol using J-Interop Library. Although I have not been able to configure the firewall properly even after following ...
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WMI missing MSMQ queue name

Running the following query in WMI fails to return 2 queues that are active on the computer. SELECT Name,messagesinqueue FROM Win32_PerfRawdata_MSMQ_MSMQQueue Anyone know what could be causing this ...
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How do I uninstall an ActiveX control via Powershell

I have to constantly switch back and forth between two installations of a web app with two different versions of an ActiveX control. Therefore I'd like to script the ability to uninstall this control. ...
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How can I update HTTP custom headers in IIS6 using Powershell?

I have the following Powershell script which uses WMI to update the HTTP custom headers on a website in IIS 6. The script seems to work fine, no errors generated, and the resultant $website object ...
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Possible to enumerate what has been web-deployed to an IIS server?

Is there some way, e.g. through WMI, that I can query a box running IIS what web applications has been deployed to it using web-deploy? Thanks in advance.
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Is there a way to set access to WMI using GroupPolicy?

From various documentation it appears that to change WMI access you need to use WMI to access the running service and modify specific parts of the tree. Its kind of annoying changing 150,000 hosts ...
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Netsh, how to open ports in windows firewall for WMI?

How can you open ports in windows firewall for WMI using netsh command ? On windows vista and newer MS OS-es you run this command netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="windows management ...
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Listing services on remote machine locks me out of the machine

I run a powershell command to list all of the services on a remote matchine: $b = 0; get-wmiobject win32_service -computer $computerName -credential $cred | select-object Name, ...
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Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010, WMI error event 10

The system is windows 2008 R2, with Exchange 2010 SP1 installed. I am receiving the following event log application error: event 10, WMI Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM ...
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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 ...