Group Policy Modeling and WMI service
Posted on 2006-06-07
I'm trying to run the Group Policy Results Wizard against machines in my network to see how the policy policies are being applied. I have picked several PCs and get the same error from all, which is:
"Failed to connect to domain name\machine name due to error listed below. Ensure that the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service is enabled on the target computer, and consult the event log of the target computer for further details. The RPC server is unavailable."
I've looked at the of the notes in this forum related to the issue and they point to checking that RPC is running on the XP systems. I've confirmed this is service is running by "net start rpcss". Still no luck. I've tried this on a couple of XP machines in the office and get the same result.
I though the Norton Internet Security application was blocking access so I disabled it, same result.
I've looked at the event viewer of the PCs and have no entries pointing to issues with this service. I also tried to run MBSA and am denied access.
Please let me know what I'm missing.