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WMI access without Administrative Rights.

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Hello! In most cases we use Domain Admin account for any WMI sensor, is there a way to set individual account only for PRTG WMI access WITHOUT Domain or Local Administrative Rights? I found several articles but all of them are old. Or just no news here?

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Created on Oct 8, 2018 2:21:04 PM by  Vasiliy (42) 1



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Just no news here - the permissions required for WMI haven't changed that much :)


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Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Oct 8, 2018 7:24:33 PM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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So if conclude: we can FULLY monitor WMI only with Administrators, because it can't be separated from other OS components? And if we want to do it it will be hard work with almost no result at the end?

Created on Oct 9, 2018 8:18:37 AM by  Vasiliy (42) 1



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Well you could use a non-administrative user, WMI should work properly - apart from WMI Service Sensors, which do require either administrative permissions or ACLs configured accordingly. Carbon is very nice for this:

Grant-ServicePermission -Name <service name> -Identity "<domain>\<user>" -QueryStatus -Interrogate -Start -Stop

Note that this has to be configured on a per-service base and may require some tinkering. Eventually, this will just allow you to use non-administrative user accounts, which might be a necessity for some.


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Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Oct 9, 2018 9:08:08 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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Thank you Stephan, can you give a link to actual article with WMI permission settings?

Created on Oct 9, 2018 9:29:11 AM by  Vasiliy (42) 1



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There you go :)


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Created on Oct 9, 2018 10:15:03 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



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