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How to test WMI connectivity from the Patch Manager server to a client machine using WBEMTEST

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Updated September 25, 2018


This article describes how to test Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) connectivity from the Patch Manager server to a client machine using Microsoft WMI Tester (WBEMTEST). This utility is included with the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

WBEMTEST is Microsoft utility, not a Patch Manager utility. Click here for details about using the utility.
(© 2018 Microsoft Corporation, available at, obtained on September 25, 2018)


  • All supported Patch Manager versions


  1. Log in to the Patch Manager server.
  2. Open a Run box and execute:


    The Windows Management Instrumentation Tester window displays.


  3. Click Connect.
  4. In the Namespace field, enter:


    where remoteComputer is the remote computer's name.


  5. In the Credentials box, enter the credentials for the account specified in the error.
  6. Click Connect.


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