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Additional Options

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The remainder of the Computer Access Management window addresses options to configure remote systems to allow WMI connections. Select any combination of the following:

Enable DCOM if disabled

Enables Distributed COM (DCOM) on the remote system. This is a requirement for Patch Manager to use WMI to connect to remote systems.

Configure DCOM permissions to include 'Administrators' group if needed

Modifies DCOM permissions to allow users from the Administrators group in Windows. Patch Manager requires local Administrator permissions on remote systems to run the WMI Providers.

Enable the 'Remote Administration' firewall rule (Windows Firewall/Advanced Firewall only)

Enables the Remote Administration firewall ruleset in Windows Firewall. If you are using a third party firewall solution, administer the necessary rules in your firewall through other means.

Create ADMIN$ share if missing

Creates the ADMIN$ share on Windows 2000 systems. Systems running Windows XP and later create the ADMIN$ share automatically on startup. However, it is possible to delete this share in Windows 2000.

Enable Windows Installer service if disabled

Re-enables the Windows Installer service on the remote system. Patch Manager requires this service to install the WMI Providers.

Enable MSI Logging

Enables MSI logging on the remote system. This option is selected by default, but you can clear it if you do not want MSI logging turned on.

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