Apply Windows credentials to gather Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) metrics and Windows system information from Windows host devices.
Windows credential types are also used for Hyper-V host machines to enable performance metrics and data to be gathered from Hyper-V virtual machines.
Configure the following fields to create a Windows credential:
- . Credential name.
- . Optional description.
- . Enter the domain and user login to use with this credential. To monitor a service on your devices, configure the Windows credential with the correct domain, user name and password and a user account that belongs to the administrators group on the remote machine. If a domain account is used, the expected user name format is domain\user. If the device is on a workgroup, there are two possible user names: workgroup name\user or machine name\user. In any case, the Domain\UserID must contain the backslash (\) character.
- . Enter the password for the login used above. To monitor NT services on a XP machine with an account that has an empty password, the XP Local Security Settings might have to be modified. To do this:
- Go to .
- Select .
- Right-click on the setting ,choose , then select
- . Re-enter the authentication password for confirmation.