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Windows 8.1 credentials when not in domain

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I am testing to monitor a workstation with Windows 8.1 which is not in a domain. When I try to use WMI/Performance counters it shows an error: access is denied, credentials incorrect. When I make this workstation a member of a domain and I use a domain account, the sensors work perfectly. Sadly, not all workstations that I need to monitor are member of a domain so I need to get this working without being a domain member.

The credentials which I use for a computer which is not in a domain: Domain or computername: localhost username: administrator Password: (Password for administrator)

This issue only shows when using Windows 8.1. When I use Windows 7 in a similar setup, this works just fine.

performance windows-8-1 wmi

Created on Mar 21, 2014 1:46:04 PM by  mvanrijsten (0) 1



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Hello,

thank you very much for your KB-Post. Please see if any of the tips in the following KB-Article may help:How can I monitor WMI sensors if the target machine is not part of a domain?.
If not, it may be necessary to install a Remote Probe on such Windows 8.1 machines, or use SNMP to monitor them.

best regards.

Created on Mar 24, 2014 10:01:58 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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