Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filtering can be used so that a GPO only applies if certain requirements are met, for example the Operating System is of a certain version or only applied at certain times of the day.
To implement WMI filtering first a filter needs to be created and then that filter applied to the GPO.
To create a WMI filter:
- In the GPMC right click WMI Filters and click on NEW
- In the New WMI Filter dialog box, type in a name and description, click on Add
- In the WMI Query box, type in a WMI Query. For example like below, which matches Windows 10 devices
- After adding the queries, click on save.
To apply a WMI filter to a GPO, select This GPO Is Linked To The Following WMI filter from the drop down box as shown in below image.