EmpowerID allows you to manage local and remote Microsoft Windows computers, Windows services, application pools, file shares, and local users and groups.
Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the infrastructure for management data and operations on Windows-based operating systems. You can implement WMI to manage local and remote Windows computers from a central server. EmpowerID uses WMI to manage Windows services, application pools and file shares.
If you have Windows servers with local users and groups, you can add those servers to EmpowerID as managed account stores. This allows you to inventory local users and groups and manage those objects from EmpowerID, providing you with automated role-based access control, delegated permissions administration, and provisioning policy capabilities with a full audit trail of any actions involving those objects.
This section walks you through how to connect and configure local Windows servers and WMI.