These authentication objects serve as logins for Windows (WMI) connections.

Figure 16-19  General (Windows) Page

Before you can expect to manage servers with a Windows Management Interface driver, you must download and install the latest version of the Microsoft.Net™ framework. The WMI login for this software must also be credentials must be for a domain user who also belongs to the administrator group on the WMI device for complete functionality. Both this and .NET installation are requirements for any installation managing WMI devices. The WMI authentication screen has the following fields:

General Parameters

ID -- A unique identifier for this authentication object.

Use for EMS-- Checking this lets this application--the entire element management system (EMS)--use this authentication. Otherwise, authentications are only available to individual users who have permissions to use them.

If none of the associated credentials are marked Use for EMS then the software chooses the set of authentications to which the current user has access. Administrators typically use this capability to control access to cut-thru session capabilities (read vs. read-write) when a command line interface is present to the managed device.


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UserID -- The login ID.

Password / Confirm -- The password for the User ID this object uses.

Domain / Workspace -- Enter the Windows domain.

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