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WMI Vulnerabilities and Possible Security Risks when Enabling WMI

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  • Hi all

    We currently have WMI disabled on all our Windows Servers (2003 & 2008) and Desktops (XP) and we are now looking at enabling it.

    Being new to using WMI, does anyone know of any existing vulnerabilities with enabling the WMI service for Servers and desktops, and does it introduce any new security issues/concerns we should be aware of.

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    ..Shane

    • Moved by Doug NealMicrosoft employee Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:08 AM Not Related To MBSA (From:MBSA - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer)
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:33 PM

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  • Hi,

    For Security of WMI, you may refer to the article below.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa392291(v=vs.85).aspx 


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:13 AM
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  • Hi,

    Does this article help? Do you have any other question on this? Please feel free to give us any update.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 27, 2012 8:55 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Juke Chou

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    Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:55 AM
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