I need to create or manage WMI users for Hyperview to successfully discover all protocol information about my machines. What is the minimum level access that can be setup for WMI?
There are a couple quick steps to setup users for WMI discoveries at a minimum role. These steps assume that you already have a Windows user created.
1. Add the user(s) in question to the Performance Monitor Users group.
Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Groups > Performance Monitor Users.
2. Under Services and Applications, bring up the properties dialog of WMI Control (or run wmimgmt.msc).
In the Security tab, highlight Root/CIMV2, click Security; add Performance Monitor Users and enable the options : Enable Account and Remote Enable
3. Run dcomcnfg. At Component Services > Computers > My Computer, in the COM security tab of the Properties dialog click "Edit Limits" for both Access Permissions and Launch and Activation Permissions. Add Performance Monitor Users and allow remote access, remote launch, and remote activation.
4. Select Windows Management Instrumentation under Component Services > Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config and give Remote Launch and Remote Activation privileges to Performance Monitor Users Group.