Do the following procedure to create a WMI filter.
|To create a WMI filter|
In the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) console tree, right-click WMI Filters in the forest and domain in which you want to create a WMI filter.
In the New WMI Filter dialog box, type a name for the new WMI Filter in the Name box, and type a description of the filter in the Description box.
In the WMI Query dialog box, either leave the default namespace (root\CIMv2) or enter another namespace by doing one of the following:
- In the Namespace box, type the name of
the namespace that you want to use for the WMI query.
- Click Browse, select a namespace from
the list, and then click OK.
- In the Namespace box, type the name of the namespace that you want to use for the WMI query.
Type a WMI query in the Query box, and then click OK.
To add more queries, repeat Steps 4 through 6 to add each query.
After adding all queries, click Save.
- You must have privileges to create WMI
filters in the domain in which you want to create the filter. By
default, the Domain Administrators, Enterprise Administrators, and
Group Policy Creator Owners groups have this permission.
- WMI Filters is only available if at
least one domain controller in the domain is running Microsoft
Windows Server™ 2003. The same is true for WMI
Filtering on the Scope tab for Group Policy
- To delete a WMI filter, in the console tree,
right-click the WMI filter and then click Delete. When asked
to confirm whether you want to delete the WMI filter, click
- WMI Filters are not evaluated on Microsoft
Windows® 2000. A GPO targeted to a Windows 2000 machine will always
apply the GPO regardless of the query associated with the WMI
Filter (the filter is ignored)