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MSINFO execution on remote machines

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Platform: Windows 2000 machine with SP4

I use MSINFO to find system information on the remote
machines on our local network.
I am able to run MSINFO successfully on other Windows 2000
machines using the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<another W2K machine> /report
<filename>.

But on the Windows XP machine the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<Windows XP machine> /report <filename>
fails with the error message

"The connection to <Windows XP machine> could not be
established. Check to see that the network path name is
correct, that you have sufficient permission to access
Windows Management Instrumentation, and that the Windows
Management Instrumentation service is started on the
computer."
even though I have Administrator permission on the remote
XP machine.

But it is working the other way, i.e. when I run MSINFO
from Windows XP Professional (with SP1) machine to access
data on Windows 2000 machine, it works fine.

What could be the reason for the error while accessing
Windows XP from Windows 2000?
Any help resolving this problem would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Shankar
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Hey,

Did you check the second part of the error message??
"Windows Management Instrumentation service is started on
the computer."

Just crack open the service explorer to see if its
running..

Let us know how it goes..

Cheers

Eddie de Bear
-----Original Message-----
Platform: Windows 2000 machine with SP4

I use MSINFO to find system information on the remote
machines on our local network.
I am able to run MSINFO successfully on other Windows 2000machines using the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<another W2K machine> /report
<filename>.

But on the Windows XP machine the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<Windows XP machine> /report <filename>fails with the error message

"The connection to <Windows XP machine> could not be
established. Check to see that the network path name is
correct, that you have sufficient permission to access
Windows Management Instrumentation, and that the Windows
Management Instrumentation service is started on the
computer."
even though I have Administrator permission on the remoteXP machine.

But it is working the other way, i.e. when I run MSINFO
from Windows XP Professional (with SP1) machine to accessdata on Windows 2000 machine, it works fine.

What could be the reason for the error while accessing
Windows XP from Windows 2000?
Any help resolving this problem would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Shankar
.

Jul 21 '05 #2

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Hi Eddie,
Thanks for the reply. I did check the "Windows Management
Instrumentation service", it is started and running on
both the computers (my machine and the remote machine),
but still it gives the error message.

Any other reasons?

Thanks,
Shankar
-----Original Message-----
Hey,

Did you check the second part of the error message??
"Windows Management Instrumentation service is started on
the computer."

Just crack open the service explorer to see if its
running..

Let us know how it goes..

Cheers

Eddie de Bear
-----Original Message-----
Platform: Windows 2000 machine with SP4

I use MSINFO to find system information on the remote
machines on our local network.
I am able to run MSINFO successfully on other Windows

2000
machines using the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<another W2K machine> /report
<filename>.

But on the Windows XP machine the command

MSINFO32 /computer:<Windows XP machine> /report

<filename>
fails with the error message

"The connection to <Windows XP machine> could not be
established. Check to see that the network path name is
correct, that you have sufficient permission to access
Windows Management Instrumentation, and that the Windows
Management Instrumentation service is started on the
computer."
even though I have Administrator permission on the

remote
XP machine.

But it is working the other way, i.e. when I run MSINFO
from Windows XP Professional (with SP1) machine to

access
data on Windows 2000 machine, it works fine.

What could be the reason for the error while accessing
Windows XP from Windows 2000?
Any help resolving this problem would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Shankar
.

.

Jul 21 '05 #3

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