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How to install the Win32_Product WMI Class on Windows Server 2003 and Windows SBS 2003

How to install Win32_Product WMI Class on Windows Server 2003 and Windows SBS 2003

The Win32_Product class is not installed by default on Windows Server 2003. If you want to run a WMI script against a Windows 2003 machine you’ll need to do the following:

1.

In Add or Remove Programs, click Add/Remove Windows Components.

2.

In the Windows Components Wizard, select Management and Monitoring Tools and then click Details.

3.

In the Management and Monitoring Tools dialog box, select WMI Windows Installer Provider and then click OK.

4.

Click Next.

Please note that you will require Server 2003 or SBS 2003 – Disk 1 in the drive at the time of adding the component to your server.

This is known to impact the GFI Max Remote Management Asset Tracking feature when running on a Windows Server 2003 or Windows SBS 2003 server.  Software Versions may not be displayed for some products as GFI use a WMI query to the Win32_Product WMI Class which is not installed by default.