Configure Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and User Account Control (UAC)

If the target computer is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you may be required to make settings changes to allow remote WMI requests (See msdn.microsoft.com/enus/library/aa822854(VS.85).aspx).

DCOM -- Edit Default and Limits permissions to allow the following actions:

• Local launch (default permission)

• Remote launch (default permission)

• Local activation (limits permission)

• Remote activation (limits permission)

For more information, see Enabling DCOM.

WMI Namespaces -- Modify the CIMV2 security to enable and remote enable the account used to access the server or workstation through WMI. You must ensure the security change applies to the current namespace and subnamespaces. For more information, see Enabling Account Privileges in WMI.

User Account Control -- Remote UAC access token filtering must be disabled when monitoring within a workgroup environment. For more information, see Disabling Remote User Account Control for Workgroups.