WMIX and Goverlan uses WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to query some information and perform some actions. In order to use WMI on a remote machine, you must have access to the WMI Repository on that machine. This article describes how to modify the security and permission settings of the WMI repository on a machine.
Opening the WMI Control MMC Snap-in
The WMI security settings are configured using the WMI Control MMC snap-in. The WMI Control snap-in can be used to configure the security settings of WMI on the local machine or on a remote machine. However, if you do not have access to the WMI repository on the remote machine, you must use the WMI Control snap-in on the remote machine itself.
- Click on Start >> Run…
- Enter mmc in the Open field and click on OK. The Microsoft Management Console opens.
- Select File >> Add/Remove Snap-in… from the main menu.
- Click on Add…
- From the Add Standalone Snap-in window, select the WMI Control snap-in. Click on Add.
- Select if you want to open the WMI Control snap-in on the local machine or on a remote machine, and click on Finish.
- Close the Add Standalone Snap-in window.
- Close the Add/Remove Snap-in window by pressing the OK button.
Setting WMI Security
- Select the WMI Control item in the left pane, right click on the mouse and select Properties.
- Select the Security tab.
- Select the WMI Container where you want to modify the security, i.e. Root or CIMV2, and click on the Security button.
- Configure the desired permissions. You can set the following permissions:
Execute Methods: Permits methods that are exported from the WMI classes or instances to be run.
Full Write: Permits full read, write, and delete access to all WMI objects, classes, and instances.
Partial Write: Permits write access to static WMI objects.
Provider Write: Permits write access to objects that are provided by the provider.
Enable Account: Permits read access to WMI objects.
Remote Enable: Permits remote access to the namespace.
Read Security: Permits read-only access to WMI security information.
Edit Security: Permits read and write access to WMI security information.
Once you have configured the desired security, apply your changes and close MMC.