Windows Server 2016 versus 2019 WMI Filtering

Microsoft let us get soft for a while with WMI filtering.  WIndows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 were all WHERE Version like “6.%” in WMI filtering.  Our WMI filters kept plodding along without anyone having to care.  Then Windows 2016 hit and we had to start updating our filters for a new WHERE Version like “10.%” so we could target these new systems and so our filters would continue to work.  Well now we have Windows Server 2019 which is also 10.0 version string so we can’t easily do like we did in the 2008-2012 era of 10.1, 10.2, etc.  Now we have to care about WHERE Version like = “10.0.XYZ”

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I stumbled across the solution while trying to resolve something else

The title of this post pretty much sums up what I’ve decided to use my blog for.  Every day my job is to keep things running and if they’re not figure out why and resolve them.  Over the past couple of decades of doing this I’ve realized I stumbled across the solution while trying to resolve something else to so many issues I have.  A lot of times the link between these issues are something I have to piece together and when I do I try to contribute back to forums or news groups.  I decided that posting them here will hopefully get them indexed and help solve the same issues others may be coming across too.