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ImpersonationLevel Enumeration

Describes the impersonation level to be used to connect to WMI.

Namespace:  System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

public enum ImpersonationLevel

Member nameDescription
DefaultDefault impersonation.
AnonymousAnonymous COM impersonation level that hides the identity of the caller. Calls to WMI may fail with this impersonation level.
IdentifyIdentify-level COM impersonation level that allows objects to query the credentials of the caller. Calls to WMI may fail with this impersonation level.
ImpersonateImpersonate-level COM impersonation level that allows objects to use the credentials of the caller. This is the recommended impersonation level for WMI calls.
DelegateDelegate-level COM impersonation level that allows objects to permit other objects to use the credentials of the caller. This level, which will work with WMI calls but may constitute an unnecessary security risk, is supported only under Windows 2000.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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