Configuring WMI/DCOM in Windows Server 2008
Use the following steps to configure WMI/DCOM in Windows Server 2008 for use with CloudTest.
- On the Windows Server 2008 desktop, open the Windows Firewall Settings dialog box to the Exceptions tab and check the following <em>exceptions</em>:
Note: Network Discovery was already checked in the user’s prior configuration. This setting is not required by CloudTest.
- COM+ Network Access
- Remote Administration
Next, check the Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) box.
- Download the CloudTest registry key.
- Insert the downloaded Registry Key to restrict RPC Dynamic Port allocation to a specific port range (must be at-least 100 ports). CloudTest uses port range 49157 to 49256. Users can select their own port range.
- Add the port range specified in previous step as an exception in the firewall. Use a loop (shown right) to insert a port range (as the firewall GUI does not allow adding port range).
What you should see
To Insert Port Range:
FOR /L %I IN (49157,1,49256) DO netsh firewall add portopening TCP %I "Dynamic RPC "%I
This opens ports 49157 to 49256, and names them 'Dynamic RPC'.
To Delete Port Range:
FOR /L %I IN (49157,1,49256) DO netsh firewall delete portopening TCP %I