If the following errors look like what you are experiencing, you ‘might’ be able to fix it by following the instructions in this post:
wmic (from Linux – if installed)
wmic -Uuser%pass //172.16.2.2 "SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem" [wmi/wmic.c:196:main()] ERROR: Login to remote object. NTSTATUS: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED - Access denied
wmic (from Windows)
C:\Documents and Settings\mon>wmic wmic:root\cli>/user: mon Enter the password :*********** wmic:root\cli>/node: 10.1.1.196 wmic:root\cli>csproduct get /value Node - 10.1.1.196 ERROR: Code = 0x80070005 Description = Access is denied. Facility = Win32
WMIC is a useful tool in the world of remote management, and more specifically tracking the performance of Windows machines, so I thought I’d show how I got it installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Desktop. This should work fine on most other versions of Ubuntu as well, but please comment if it did not.
Pre Windows Vista, you could find the version of Internet Explorer via WMI using the following method:
strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & _ "\root\cimv2\Applications\MicrosoftIE") Set colIESettings = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ ("Select * from MicrosoftIE_Summary") For Each strIESetting in colIESettings Wscript.Echo "Version: " & strIESetting.Version Wscript.Echo "Product ID: " & strIESetting.ProductID Wscript.Echo "Cipher strength: " & strIESetting.CipherStrength Next
The MicrosoftIE_Summary object does not exist post Windows XP though (Why Microsoft, why?), so to find your browser versions, you could use the following VB Script, which essentially just checks the file version for you.