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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Release Notes

4. Run Windows Component Services

Note: This is step 4 of the procedure for how to Configure WMI with minimum required user permissions.

Spotlight User is the windows user that will be used in the connection to the Windows server and/or Windows host of the database connection. For more information, see Configure | Connections.

From the Windows command prompt, type dcomcnfg and click Enter to open the Component Services dialog.

Configure COM security

  1. From the Component Services dialog click Computers | My Computer.
  2. Right click My Computer and select Properties.
  3. From the Properties dialog, click COM Security.
  4. From Access Permissions, click Edit Limits.
    1. Add the Spotlight User.
    2. Allow Remote Access.
    3. Click OK to close the Access Permission dialog and save changes.
  5. From Launch and Activation Permissions, click Edit Limits.
    1. Add the Spotlight User.
    2. Allow Remote Launch and Remote Activation.
    3. Click OK to close the Launch and Activation Permission dialog.
  6. Click Ok to close the Properties dialog and save changes.

Configure DCOM security

  1. From the Component Services dialog double click Computers | My Computer | DCOM Config | Windows Management and Instrumentation.
  2. Right click Windows Management and Instrumentation | Properties.
  3. Click Security |  Launch and Activation Permissions | Edit.
    1. Add the Spotlight User.
    2. Allow Remote Launch and Remote Activation.
    3. Click OK to close the Launch and Activation Permission dialog and save changes.
  4. Click OK to close the Windows Management and Instrumentation Properties dialog and save changes.
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