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Backup or restore the WMI repository

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To backup or restore the WMI repository

  1. Open WMI Control.

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

  3. Click the Backup/Restore tab.

  4. Click the Back Up Now button or Restore Now button.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open the WMI Control console, click Start, click Run, type wmimgmt.msc, and then click OK.

  • When you click the Back Up Now button to back up the repository manually, you can back up to a specified file name, and later restore from that saved file. This can be useful if you want to save a specific configuration of classes.

  • You can backup or restore a remote computer or a 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.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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