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What account permissions are needed to do WMI sensors?

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I have servers that I want to monitor with WMI sensors (Disk/CPU/Memory/Etc). When I use a Domain Administrator account the sensors work fine. When I specify a local account username the sensors do not work. I looked through a few articles and found that the account has to have local administrator and Distributed DCOM Users access, but it still does not work. I get RPC unavailable errors. I have looked through the 1 article stating multiple reasons for this behavior, and I have done them, and it still does not work unless I use a Domain Administrator account, which I do not want to do.

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Created on Oct 15, 2011 1:05:47 AM by  Terry Caleb (0) 1



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Dear Terry,

as you already have seen there are dozens of possible tricks and "solutions" you can try for this, sometimes it helps to put the user into the user groups "Performance Log Users" and/or "Performance Monitor Users" but at the end of the day it comes down to the fact, that we don't lay down these permissions for the different performance counters, nor do we know them all by heart. That's two things one would have to ask in Redmond.

best regards.

Created on Oct 17, 2011 2:01:36 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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The steps described in this thread worked for me on PRTG 14 and Windows Server 2012 R2:
Serverfault.com: Which permissions/rights does a user need to have WMI access on remote machines?

Thomas

Created on Aug 22, 2014 8:33:59 PM by  tbl-ldc (60) 1

Last change on Jul 28, 2015 12:46:09 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler Support]



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Some customers have had success with the list here. Number 3, in particular, is missing from a lot of similar lists: http://infrasightlabs.com/setting-wmi-access-ad-gpo

Created on Aug 10, 2016 12:18:50 PM by  Kimberley Trommler [Paessler Support]



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