WMI Debug Logging

Today we'll look at WMI Logging. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, the log files created by WMI and various providers record events, trace or diagnostic data, errors and other activities.  Only a user with administrative privileges could access the WMI Logs folder.  On Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0, non-administrators could read the logs […]

Today we'll look at WMI Logging. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, the log files created by WMI and various providers record events, trace or diagnostic data, errors and other activities.  Only a user with administrative privileges could access the WMI Logs folder.  On Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0, non-administrators could read the logs in the WMI log folder.  Enabling logging on Windows XP / Windows Server 2003, is a fairly simple process that does not require any service restarts (unless you change the log file location).  To enable logging, open the Computer Management MMC snap-in, expand the Services and Applications section and select WMI Control as shown in the image below[…]

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