Modify permissions or delete authorized users

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To modify permissions or delete authorized users

  1. Open WMI Control.

  2. In the console tree, right-click WMI Control, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Security tab.

  4. Select the namespace for which you want to change a user's or group's permissions or delete a user or group, and then click Security.

  5. In the Security dialog box, under Name, select the user or group you want to remove or whose permissions you want to modify.

  6. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To remove the user or group, click Remove.

    • To change security settings, under Permissions, modify the permissions which are allowed or denied to the user or group by clearing or selecting the appropriate check boxes.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open the WMI Control console, click Start, click Run, type wmimgmt.msc, and then click OK.

  • WMI security is verified only when a user logs on to Windows Management services. Thus, any changes made to a user's permissions while the user is connected do not take effect until the next time the user logs on to WMI. For example, if a user's access is revoked, the changes do not take effect until the user logs off Windows Management services and attempts to log on again.

  • You can modify user or group permissions on a remote computer or a local computer. To access a remote computer, right-click WMI Control, click Connect to another computer, click Another computer, and then type the name of the computer to which you want to connect. If you use WMI Control from the Computer Management console, right-click the Computer Management node to connect to the other computer.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


WMI Control Overview
Authorize WMI users and set permissions
Managing WMI security
Working with MMC console files