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Which permissions/rights does a user need to have WMI access on remote machines?

I'm writing a monitoring service that uses WMI to get information from remote machines. Having local admin rights on all these machines is not possible for political reasons. Is this possible? What ...
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Installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 basically destroyed WMI, how can I fix it without reinstalling the O.S.?

Related, of course, to this question. Before discovering it was somewhat... dangerous, I installed Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers, and WMI got ...
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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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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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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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Why is my System event log full of WMI Performance Adapter messages?

The System event log continually shows these messages: The WMI Performance Adapter service entered the running state. and then The WMI Performance Adapter service entered the stopped ...
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Timestamp of Last Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials via Script

Is there any way to check this via VBScript or Powershell? I have briefly looked at the SecurityCenter and SecurityCenter2 WMI classes, but neither of them look especially useful. It appears the ...
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Need a resource that lists WMI perfmon classes

Does anyone have links to resources that list perfmon classes that are called by the WMI Query Language? I have some monitoring software that can pull data via WMI but I have to enter a query in WMI ...
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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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Query “SELECT * from Win32_Process” hangs indefinitely

As a part of a larger C# code base, I've been running the following query regularly on the same machine (Windows XP SP2): "SELECT * from Win32_Process" It's been working as expected until today. ...
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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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Are there any known incompatibilities with WMF 4.0?

We don't typically run bleeding edge software in $environment, that being said since 4.0 has been out for a while; I haven't come across any conflicts posted on the web. Does anyone know of any? ...
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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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active directory users have auto-created private user share

Currently using server 2008 and a logon vbscript to auto mount 3 drives. I'd like to have a mapped network drive that goes to a user-private share automatically. Is this possible to rig up in a login ...
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WMI and adding Multiple IP Addresses?

Is it possible, with WMI, to bind IP addresses to a NIC? I have been able to enable a static IP, but I can't seem to find any information on adding additional IPs. this code helped and after I ...