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powershell: How to check if S.M.A.R.T is enabled on remote machines

I was attempting to get disk info of remote machines, including whether or not SMART is enabled on the drive by using the win32_diskdrive class. This is trickier than I thought. While it's easy ...
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WMI: How can I fix the port?

I need to use WMI for getting some information from my servers. But I have a server in DMZ, so I need to open a port in my firewall. I've searching and I found that WMI uses random port. How can this ...
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How to show powershell input as part of output

I'm trying to get the OS version of a selection of the computers on my domain. I created a powershell command that does this but it is missing the computer name on the output. This is the command ...
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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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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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WMI permissions: Select CommandLine, ProcessId FROM Win32_Process returns no data for CommandLine

I am gathering performance data via WMI and would like to avoid having to use an account in the Administrators group for this purpose. The target machine is running Windows Server 2003 with the latest ...
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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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Get User Rights Assignment values in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI

I'd like to get all the values of User Rights Assignment in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI. Is there a way I can do this with VBScript and WMI? Thanks.
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Windows 10 WMI and Event Viewer access denied

We have a Windows domain where I used GPOs to enable remote management and monitoring of all of our workstations using WMI. I can also connect to all of our computers with Computer Management and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Unable to connect to a ESX host using asp.net WMI. Error The RPC server is unavailable

I have wrote the following class inside an asp.net web application to get info about a Unix-based ESX hosts:- public ActionResult scan() { ConnectionOptions connection = new ...
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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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How do I get the free space of a remote disk without admin privileges? (Windows)

I'm an admin on two servers (Win 2008 R2). I have a scheduled task that copies large files from a share on one server to another. Before I do the copy, I check that the destination disk on the other ...
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Create SCCM device collection based on last logged on users who are members of an AD security group

I'm trying to create a device collection in SCCM 2012 which contains only the devices who are used by the users who are members of a certain User AD Security Group. I tried to accomplish this by first ...
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Which registry key corresponds to “Log on as a service”?

I want to be able to set this value programmatically (preferably via WMI). It must live in the registry or some other location. Yes, I know how to do it via MMC using secpol.msc, but I need to ...
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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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Poll domain members for their screen resolutions

Is there a way via WMI or Powershell to ask each domain member what the resolution is on their desktop? I need to know but can't go and visit each one. For bonus points, how to summarize the results ...
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Monitoring Exchange 2013 Databases with Intermapper [closed]

I'm currently setting up a Intermapper map, which is a monitoring system, to monitor a Exchange 2013 server and I couldn't find yet a way to monitor the databases health. For now, just the mount ...
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Can I find the path to a DCOM application executable with WMI or Powershell?

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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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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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 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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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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SCCM Global Condition WQL Query Type Mismatch (wbemErrTypeMismatch - 0x80041005)

We have been handling all of our targeting logic for Packages (and now Applications) with Collections. Now that we have moved from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 SP1 it was recommended that we move that logic ...
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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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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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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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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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SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services - Configuration Manager & Management Studio Problems

When I open Reporting Services Configuration Manager on my server, an error message appears that says: Reporting Services Configuration Manager An unknown error has occurred in the WMI Provider. ...
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Update content on an application with Powershell or WMI in Microsoft SCMM 2012 SP1

While right-clicking an applications deployment type(s), we can select Update Content. Is there a way of doing this action using Powershell or a WMI-method?
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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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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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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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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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XP machines on Domain not reporting WMI Data in a 2003 Server Environment

I am running into a very quirky issue and I hope someone out there can help. We use a monitoring program for several networks we oversee that is WMI data dependent for a great deal of it's ...
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Should I install Windows Management Framework 3.0?

I'm posting this as a BIG CAVEAT to everyone. I know it's not a standard Q&A, but I think this is something every Windows admin should know. There is a very real risk of falling into Big ...
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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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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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domain users logon info

i want to know how to find list of domain users whcih entered at my PC (some local groups included domain groups and domain users can enter at my PC).
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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 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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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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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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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 = ...