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DCOMCNFG config in windows xp and windows 2003, Configured/verify permissions on WMI

Incorrectly configured permissions can cause WMI to fail. We can use the built-in DCOMCNFG utility to
verify the permissions as shown below:

Windows XP, Windows 2003

1.Click Start, click Run, type dcomcnfg then click OK.
2.Expand the Component Services node
3.Expand the Computers node
4.Right-click the My Computer node and then click Properties
5.Click the COM Security tab

Authentication Level Default
Launch Permissions Everyone
Access Permissions Use Default

Then Double-click Dcom config and select windows management and instrumentation properties and set
the Authentication Level to Default



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