Allowing WMI through Windows Firewall


  • I am trying to modify the setting in Windows Firewall to allow WMI through so that I can activate Windows using VAMT. I followed the steps to allow WMI-In via GPO and it appears to work. But when checking the firewall settings on the laptop I can see 2 entries for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 1 entry has ticks in all 3 boxes (Domain, Home, Public) and a Yes in the Group Policy column. This line is greyed out as I would expect it to be as it's managed via GPO. The 2nd entry does not have any ticks in the boxes, i can manually tick these boxes.

    My question is why do I have 2 entries? Would my VAMT activation be failing because 1 of the entries is not ticked? The error VAMT gives me is "Unable to connect to the WMI service on the remote machine."

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:11 PM

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  • Shouldn't fail and i have seen lots of erroneous duplicates in the past its not affected anything AFAIK
    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 3:30 PM