Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a key part of the Windows 7 operating system. It is used to gather system statistics, monitor system health, and manage system components. To work properly, WMI relies on the WMI service. This service must be running and properly configured for your environment.
You control the configuration of the WMI service through WMI Control, which can be accessed on a local or remote system by using the following steps:
1. Click Start, type administrative tools, and hit Enter.
2. Then click Computer Management.
3. To connect to a remote computer, right-click Computer Management in the console tree and then select Connect To Another Computer. You can now choose the system that has the services you want to manage, provided you have the proper administrative privileges. More »