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Modify permissions or delete authorized users

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Procedures in this topic are slightly different in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. For information on new ways to do tasks in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, see Common Management Tasks and Navigation.

To modify permissions or delete authorized users

  1. Open the WMI Control console: Click Start , click Run , type wmimgmt.msc and then click OK .

  2. In the console tree, right-click WMI Control , and then click Properties .

  3. Click the Security tab.

  4. Select the namespace for which you want to change a user's or group's permissions or delete a user or group, and then click Security .

  5. In the Security dialog box, under Name , select the user or group you want to remove or whose permissions you want to modify.

  6. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To remove the user or group, click Remove .

    • To change security settings, under Permissions , modify the permissions that are allowed or denied to the user or group by clearing or selecting the appropriate check boxes.

Additional considerations

  • To perform this task, you must be an administrator or use a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on the computer you are managing.

  • WMI security is verified only when a user logs on to Windows Management services. Thus, any changes made to a user's permissions while the user is connected do not take effect until the next time the user logs on to WMI. For example, if a user's access is revoked, the changes do not take effect until the user logs off Windows Management services and attempts to log on again.

  • You can modify user or group permissions on a remote or local computer. To access a remote computer, right-click WMI Control , click Connect to another computer , click Another computer , and then type the name of the computer to which you want to connect. If you are using WMI Control from the Computer Management console, right-click the Computer Management node to connect to the other computer.

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