You can configure the firewall using the computer's local settings.
See Configuring the firewall to allow WMI connection.
To configure the firewall on Windows XP SP2
Log on to the target computer as the administrator.
Click Start > Run, in the Open field, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
In the Group Policy window, expand Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall, and the click one of the following:
If the computer is in a domain, click Domain Profile.
If the computer is not in a domain, click Standard Profile.
In the right pane, double-click Windows Firewall: Allow remote administration exception, in the Windows firewall dialog box, select Enable, and then click OK.
To configure the firewall on Windows Vista
From the Control Panel, open the Windows Firewall Settings dialog box.
On the Exceptions tab, check Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
To configure the firewall on Windows 7
From the Control Panel, locate and open the Windows Firewall configuration dialog box.
In the left pane, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall.
Check Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
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