Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8.1’


WMI Explorer Windows 8 Remote Connection Issues

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Devin Leaman
Connecting WMI Explorer to a remote Windows 8 computer is not an easy task. Due to the various firewall and permission settings that Windows 8 has, there are a few things that need to be modified in order to connect properly. Please note that this article only addresses Windows 8 and 8.1 but not Windows 10. We will examine the necessary modifications for Windows 10 at a later time.The first step is to enable Remote Admin on the computer you’re connecting to. You can do this two different ways, through the command line interface (CLI) or the Windows Firewall GUI.…   More »

Microsoft Windows 8.1 breaks version API.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Alex Riedel
If we need to check what Windows version a PowerShell script run on, we usually use a statement like this: So imagine our surprise when we saw what happens when you run this as a script in PrimalScript: Instead of reporting the actual Windows version, it appears as if we are running in Windows 8 instead of 8.1 To make sure we didn’t have a glitch in PrimalScript (and because we didn’t quite trust our eyes), we packaged the script as an executable and ran that.   Same result, it reports the incorrect version number. According to Microsoft this is…   More »