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Enable WMI Windows Installer provider

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Enable WMI Windows Installer provider

To install software on Windows machines using the Install Windows App activity, enable WMI Windows Installer provider on all target machines.

Before you begin

  • It is recommended that the MID Server, the target machine, and the installer source machine be on the same Active Directory domain. However, if these computers are on separate domains, those domains must have a trust relationship established between them.
  • If the installer path is a UNC file sharing machine, the Active Directory account of the target computer must be trusted for delegation. For instructions on this configuration, see the posting on the community for installing and uninstalling Windows applications.

About this task

Note: See WMI Providers for a list of Windows operating systems that provide this tool by default.


  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
  4. Double-click Management and Monitoring Tools.

    This action opens a secondary window displaying additional selections.

  5. Select WMI Windows Installer Provider check box.
  6. Click OK to return to the Windows Components Wizard window.
  7. Click Next.
    You might be asked for the Windows installation CD to complete this process.