troubleshooting Question

Connecting using for Windows Vista Machines

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In order to connect to xp pc's remotely, I changed the call  to the following code below from a winnmgts call.  It works all the time for XP on a remote pc.  However now my call will not work for a Windows Vista pc that is local to the application.  I am not sure whether the connectserver  method can make a local dcom call.  Obvisously the winnmgts did.  I want robust code that can connect to either Windows XP remotely or locally, Windows Vista remotely or locally and if possible Windows 7 locally and remotely.  Do I have to change the calls for each type.  What happens if I don't know the OS I am connecting to?  Can I use the connectserver method for all?  Is there a problem with the authentication type for Vista as opposed to XP?
Set objLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
    Set objWMIService = objLocator.ConnectServer(strComputer, "root\cimv2", strDomain & "\" & stradministrator, strAdministratorPassword)
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