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Setting a fixed port for WMI


This article allows you to see information from Microsoft on setting up a fixed port for WMI.  SolarWinds does not provide support in connection with setting up a WMI.


  • Server & Application Monitor (SAM) 
  • Windows Management Instr. - WMI (SAM)
  • Monitoring (SAM)


Note: The following instructions are based on the Microsoft article located here
SolarWinds does not provide support concerning the following information:

To set up a fixed port for WMI:

  1. At the command prompt, type:  winmgmt -standalonehost
  2. Stop the WMI service by typing the command:  net stop "Windows Management Instrumentation"
  3. Restart the WMI service again in a new service host by typing:  net start "Windows Management Instrumentation"
  4. Establish a new port number for the WMI service by typing:  netsh firewall add portopening TCP 24158 WMIFixedPort
  5. WMI ports are TCP Port 135 and by default, all TCP ports from 1024 to 65534


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