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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration by Justin Brant

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Enabling and configuring WMI on Windows

Procedures in this section will ensure accessibility to WMI information by first enabling the service, followed by an outline of the creation process for a WMI service account.

Enabling a WMI service on Windows

The following steps will ensure that the WMI service is always running:

  1. Log in to a Windows server or desktop.
  2. Navigate to Start Menu | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services.
    Enabling a WMI service on Windows
  3. Check to see if the Windows Management Instrumentation service is running.
  4. If it is not running, right-click on the Windows Management Instrumentation service and select Properties.
  5. On the General tab, select Automatic under ...

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