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  1. Don't know if anyone else noticed, but MS released a pretty slick script that enables WMI access remotely without admin rights. I have done a brief test with LM and it seems to be working well. That's the article. I created an AD group instead of a user to delegate, and I put the LM collector service in that group. Everything else I've followed as documented. I haven't tested anything else, but this alone is a huge step in the right direction.
  2. Some people don't want to use 'Domain Admin' level credentials or even local admin credentials for Windows monitoring via WMI. l have created a utility in PowerShell that allows you to set these in bulk from a central location without doing all the tedious steps. The relevant help doc is here Let me know if you're interested. I will send it to you so you can test/use. Click this link to see a demo:
  3. I get an error in LM on a few of our hosts: These hosts don't really have anything particularly different on them - i have run through the WMI guide here : After going to LM Tech support (who are very helpful) they said that the only solution they can give is to disable UAC. This will not work for us as this will introduce a security issue on those devices. Other machines in very similar configurations do not have this issue, so it seems odd that particular machines present this behavior even though others have UAC on as well. Can further investigation be done in this area to diagnose the fault specifically, and a different solution than UAC deactivation be provided. Thanks
  4. Hello to everyone, I've problems when monitoring windows server 2003, always the collector tells me that it can not connect to port 135, but doing the tests locally the WMI service with some tools like WBEMTEST or PORTQRY seems working properly. please help me to verify if this problem is in general with the version windows server 2003 or I must do something else. thanks
  5. Use case: We have parts of the business that have some standalone servers and servers joined to different domains. We create our device groups based on our business services, which means we have business services that are made up of devices that are standalone, and from different domains. Problem: We have to set the WMI user for these servers indepdently because one user ID inherited from parent groups won't work in such a scenario. Enhancement: It would be useful to be able to use a function (in the manner of Applies To) to supply the WMI user value. The function could inspect device properties to determine which WMI user account to use.
  6. Ben

    High WMI Task Queue

    I have a high WMI task queue on my collector for approx. 56 devices. I suspect I have a device that is enabled for WMI but is not responding. How do I find which device is delaying the tasks? Or should I consider something else first?
  7. During the initial and periodic device auto-discovery tasks, there should be far more information stored about each device. This information should be easily accessible from the device information page and populated with data such as "Installed Programs", "Installed Features", "Running Services", "Domain Role", etc. This information could then be used to auto-group devices. For example, I should be able to create an auto-discover rule that automatically grabs all Domain Controllers based on the system.installedservices and system.installedfeatures categories. There is no reason I should have to manually move this server that is clearly a Domain Controller into my group labeled "Domain Controllers". This approach would allow administrators to "set it and forget it" instead of having to be hands-on every time a new device is added or discovered. This data can be easily populated from standard WMI classes: system.installedservices = win32_services.displayname system.serverfeatures = win32_serverfeature.Name Please help me organize my devices automatically. We have too many machines in too many environments to manually sort them all into groups.