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Microsoft recommends administrator level permissions to ensure remote WMI functionality, which the Collector depends on. However, it is possible to run without administrator privileges with some additional settings. This method works in most, but not all cases. Therefore, technical support is provided on a best-effort basis for this workaround.
Note: The method documented here will not work for Windows domain controllers. For more information on monitoring domain controllers without administer privileges, see Monitoring a Domain Controller (DC).
To attempt this setup, complete the following steps:
To give the user remote WMI rights, log on to each system to be monitored and complete the following procedure:
If any of the following apply to your Collector account, you’ll need to grant DCOM rights:
To grant the user DCOM rights, log on to each system to be monitored and complete the following procedure:
The following procedure describes how to grant DCOM remote access permissions for certain users and groups. If Computer A is connecting remotely to Computer B, you can set these permissions on Computer B to allow a user or group that is not part of the Administrators group on Computer B to connect to Computer B.
For more information, see Securing a Remote WMI Connection.
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