How to verify WMI is enabled and accessible on remote computer?

In this post we will discuss how to verify WMI is enabled and accessible on remote computer? Before proceeding this below steps your account should be part of local administrator group or part of domain admin group on that remote computer.

Start -> Run and type -> Wbemtest -> Ok.

Then click on Connect.

wmi enabled remote computer

wmi enabled remote computer

In the NAMESPACE field type the IP Address or host name of the computer

“\\ComputerName\Namespace” (if the name space is already there leave it, and put the Computer Name then click Connect.

Example:

\\Client01\root\cimv2

wmi enabled remote computer 1

wmi enabled remote computer 1

Once Connected you will see all the IWbem services buttons available and Click Query button.

wmi enabled remote computer 2

wmi enabled remote computer 2

Click the query button and type the below query
select * from win32_useraccount

wmi enabled remote computer 3

wmi enabled remote computer 3

Your results should be something similar to below.

If the Query returns this means the WMI Option is enabled and accessible correctly on remote computer.

wmi enabled remote computer 4

wmi enabled remote computer 4

Hope this will be helpful.

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Ramu Rao

I have been working as a Team Lead in IT last 6 years with a strong focus on Microsoft Server Technologies I have been working on Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 & SCCM 2012 R2 etc. Interested in everything related to Configuration Manager & Windows Azure. Keep learning Keep sharing and keep growing !!

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