How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices. Do you Know how to enable WMI tracing using Event Viewer? Here is the quick guide to enable WMI tracing on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 machines.

I’ve seen this topic been discussed in the MMS session hosted by Jason and Kim (thanks to them for reminding me about this topic). More details about MMS videos. However, my credits go to Microsoft CSS engineer Sudha N 🙂 (because, Initially, I heard about WMI tracing from her).

How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

1.  Open Event Viewer, Click on View, then select Show Analytic and Debug Logs

How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices 1
How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

2. Expand the Applications and Services Logs section and then the Microsoft \ Windows sections

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How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices
How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

3.  Expand Windows and find WMI-Activity folder. Expand WMI-Activity folder and Select Trace. On action Menu (right side) click on “Enable Log

How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices
How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

4. From Action Menu Select Disable Log to stop WMI tracing.

5. You could see all WMI related details by enabling WMI tracing this would be great help for troubleshooting WMI issues.

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ProviderInfo for GroupOperationId = 232708; Operation = Provider::ExecQuery – select QueryID, Name, Expression, Comments from  SMS_Query where TargetClassName = “SMS_StatusMessage”; ProviderName = ExtnProv; ProviderGuid = {625B7220-94D1-11d0-BD9F-00A0C909FDD7}; Path = D:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\extnprov.dll

GroupOperationId = 232814; OperationId = 232817; Operation = Start IWbemServices::ExecQuery – references of {__Win32Provider.Name=”ExtnProv”}; ClientMachine = Local; User = ConfigMgr\Anoop.Nair; ClientProcessId = 0; NamespaceName = \\.\root\sms\site_IP0

How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices
How to Enable WMI Tracing in Windows Server 2008 Windows Devices

How to get WMI logs? Where is WMI logs?

Resources

Free SCCM Training Part 1 | 17 Hours Of Latest Technical Content | ConfigMgr Lab HTMD Blog (anoopcnair.com)

How To Disable SCCM Application Deployment | ConfigMgr | MEMCM – HTMD Blog #2 (howtomanagedevices.com)

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