[gptalk] Re: Help with WMI Filter

  • From: Darren Mar-Elia <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:28:19 -0800

Right. In this case if you want a GPO to apply ONLY to Win2K then a filter 
excluding anything else is good and in that case my previous comment about the 
Win2K server caption reallly makes no sense since any query that excludes 
XP/2003 will work for 2K but you can't necessarily filter on Win2K server vs. 
ws.  

-----Original Message-----
From: jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: "Salandra, Justin A." <jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 1/31/2007 11:02 AM
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Help with WMI Filter

Hello everyone,  WMI Filters are supported on Windows XP and Windows Server 
2003. Since they are not supported on Windows 2000, any WMI Filter associated 
with a GPO is ignored on this platform and the GPO is applied.


Take Care --John

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Salandra, Justin A." <jasalandra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> I am trying to create a WMI Filter so that only computers that match
> this filter will apply the policy.
> 
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> 
> My thought process here is to query the OS Caption = Windows 2000
> Professional, this way Windows XP and Windows 2003 computers will not
> bother to apply the policy and since Windows 2000 computers ignore WMI
> Filters anyway then it would only apply to those that I want it to apply
> to.
> 
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> 
> When I try to create the WMI Script, when I click on save I get an error
> message that says "a syntax error occurred trying to evaluate a query
> string".
> 
>  
> 
> I have pasted the script below.  I created this script using a WMI Code
> Creator that I downloaded off the Web.  Can anyone help?
> 
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> strComputer = "." 
> 
> Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer &
> "\root\CIMV2") 
> 
> Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery( _
> 
>     "SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Caption = 'Microsoft
> Windows 2000 Professional'",,48) 
> 
> For Each objItem in colItems 
> 
>     Wscript.Echo "-----------------------------------"
> 
>     Wscript.Echo "Win32_OperatingSystem instance"
> 
>     Wscript.Echo "-----------------------------------"
> 
>     Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
> 
> Next
> 
>  

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