Additional requirements for Windows XP systems

If you are troubleshooting a system running Windows XP in a workgroup, configure the Windows XP Workgroup clients to allow WMI connections.

  1. Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) on the Windows XP system.
  2. Expand:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  3. Select Lsa.
  4. Change the value for forceguest DWORD to 0:
    1. In the right pane, select forceguest.
    2. Click the Edit menu, and then select Modify.
    3. Enter 0 into the text box.
    4. Click OK.