This article describes how to use a native windows tool for testing WMI connectivity. The tool described below is "wbemtest."
Release: UIM 7.6 or higher
Component: rsp and any probe that uses WMI for remote monitoring
- rsp probe connectivity and functionality
You can point wbemtest to your computer:
An example query you can use to test the connection is to list all of the windows services:
select * from Win32_Service
Note on Access/Rights
If a system is locked down very often adding the user to the local Administrator group will not allow remote WMI access.
To allow remote WMI access please see the following:
The following works on Window 2003 R2 SP 2, Windows Server 2012 R2
wmimgmt.msc). In the Security tab, highlight
Root/CIMV2, click Security; add Performance Monitor Users and enable the options :
Enable Account and
dcomcnfg. At Component Services > Computers > My Computer, in the COM security tab of the Properties dialog click "Edit Limits" for both
Access Permissions and
Launch and Activation Permissions. Add Performance Monitor Users and allow remote access, remote launch, and remote activation.
Remote Launch and
Remote Activation privileges to Performance Monitor Users Group.
Root level, and recurse the permissions to the sub-namespaces via the
Advanced window in
Securing a remote WMI Connection