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WMI requirements for SolarWinds accounts

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Updated June 19, 2017


This article provides information on requirements when adding a WMI node to SolarWinds.


  • All NPM versions
  • All SAM versions


Access to DCOM and WMI components are required for your account if you are adding a node via WMI. The Local/Domain administrator grants access to the WMI and DCOM components. However, if you are unable to use Local/Domain admin accounts, see the following to grant the least admin rights to a user: 

How to create a non-administrator user for SAM polling (Note that this is not covered by SolarWinds support.)




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