How To Enable Remote WMI

Many of the Right Click Tool utilize remote WMI to gather information and perform ConfigMgr client actions on devices. WMI is not allowed through the Windows firewall by default, but can be easily enabled with Group Policy. When configuring your clients to work with Right Click Tools Enterprise, Remote Registry should also be enabled, and ICMP Echo can be enabled to speed up actions for computers that are offline.

Enable Remote WMI in the Firewall

  1. To enable Remote WMI, open Group Policy Management Console, create a new GPO, and browse to Computer Configuration - Policies - Security Settings - Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Right click on Inbound Rules and choose New Rule. In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, choose Predefined and select Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) from the dropdown. Click Next.

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  1. On the Predefined Rules page, click Next.

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  1. On the Action page, choose Allow the connection and click Finish.

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