Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a Windows network. WMI provides users with information about the status of local or remote computer systems.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices

Parameters

  1. Hostnames / IPs / CIDRs List (required) - Specify a comma-separated list of hostnames, IP addresses or CIDRs to be scanned.
  2. User Name and Password (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the permissions to run a WMI scan on the provided asset list specified in the Hostnames / IPs / CIDRs List field.
  3. DNS Servers (optional, default: empty) - Specify a comma-separated list of DNS servers to be used to resolve the hostnames specified in the Hostnames / IPs / CIDRs List field.
    • If supplied, Axonius will use the specified DNS server to resolve the hostnames specified in the Hostnames / IPs / CIDRs List field. For each asset, the first response will be the one to be used.
    • If not supplied or if no response has been received from any of the specified DNS servers, the default DNS server will be used.
  4. For details on the common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.


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Advanced Settings

  1. Number of parallel connections (required, default: 5) - Specify the number of connections to be opened to control the performance of the scan.
NOTE

For details on general advanced settings under the Adapter Configuration tab, see Adapter Advanced Settings.


Required Ports

  • 135(RPC)
  • 445 (SMB)
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