Tag Archives: WMI

How to monitor Windows logs with WMI.

 

The script:

First you will need to download my script and make a copy of it on to your windows box.

Download it from here: http://mihai.radoveanu.ro/my-plugins/check_windows_logs_via_wmi

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SCCM 2007 WMI Repository Corruption

I was troubleshooting the other days on a server that had these errors in the (C:\WINDOWS\(SysWOW64/system32)\CCM\Logs\) execmgr.log log.

  • Failed to instantiate VApp UI Server {00AAB372-0D6D-4976-B5F5-9BC7605E30BB} with error 0x8000401A
  • Failed to instantiate Updates UI Server {2D023958-73D0-4542-8AD6-9A507364F70E} with error 8000401a
  • Failed to instantiate UI Server 2 {E8425D59-451B-4978-A2AB-641470EB7C02} with error 8000401a
  • Failed to instantiate UI Server {C2F23AE4-82D8-456F-A4AF-A2655D8CA726} with error 8000401a
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Nagios WMI Proxy

This is a sketch article in which I want to do a brief description of how to install a Windows WMI proxy and do the checks via WMI in your windows network.

The WMI Proxy is basically a Windows Server / Workstation that has NRPE_NT or NSClient++ (you need to change a bit the configurations) installed and from which with an administrative user can do checks to the windows network via the WMI.

WMI is also used as a check for some other products including but not limited to: SCCM, SCOM, Spiceworks, etc.

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