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  1. Facter
  2. FACT-903

Allow Facter to query all Facts for Guest Windows user

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: DOCS, QA, Windows
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      Description

      On Windows, non-Admin users are restricted from using WMI. That means any facts we query via WMI are unavailable for those user accounts.

      We need ComputerSystemProduct::Name, BIOS::(SerialNumber, Manufacturer), OperatingSystem::(ProductType, OtherTypeDescription, LastBootUpTime, LocalDateTime), number of physical and logical processors (array of Processor::(Name, Architecture), and Processor::NumberOfLogicalProcessors), and ComputerSystem::(Manufacturer, Model).

      The related WMI references are
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394105%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394077%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394239%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394373%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394102%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

      Update: This is only a problem for Guest accounts, not Standard User accounts. Verified on Windows Server 2003 (x86_64), Windows Server 2008 (x86_64), and Windows Server 2012r2 (x86_64).

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                Reporter:
                michael.smith Michael Smith
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