Link a WMI Filter to a Group Policy Object

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) console tree, double-click Group Policy Objects in the forest and domain containing the Group Policy object (GPO) to which you want to link a WMI filter.

  2. Click the GPO.

  3. In the results pane, on the Scope tab, under WMI Filtering , select a WMI filter from the drop-down list.

  4. When prompted to confirm the selection, click Yes .

Additional considerations

  • To link a WMI filter to a GPO, you must have Edit permissions on the GPO.

  • Only one WMI filter can be linked to a GPO, and you can only link a WMI filter to a GPO in the same domain.

  • WMI Filters and WMI Filtering on the Scope tab for GPOs are available only if at least one domain controller in the domain is running Microsoft Windows ServerĀ 2003.

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