Windows 2012 Server manager Manageability Report

Thomas Grassi
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Windows 2012 R2 Standard DC
Windows 2008 R2 Standard

On Server Manager Dashboard I added all my servers 2008 and 2012

Under All Servers I have a Manageabily Error displayed

Error      SERV025 : Configuration refresh failed with the following error: The metadata failed to be retrieved from the server, due to the following error: WinRM cannot complete the operation. Verify that the specified computer name is valid, that the computer is accessible over the network, and that a firewall exception for the WinRM service is enabled and allows access from this computer. By default, the WinRM firewall exception for public profiles limits access to remote computers within the same local subnet.       6/19/2015 10:18:18 AM

Serv025 is a Windows 2008 R2 Standard

On SERV025 I the firewall I enabled ALL for "Web management service (HTTP Traffic-IN)

No change

What am I missing?

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Install Windows Management Framework 3.0-
Get the right version for the server version
Prerequisite: ..NET Framework 4.0


Hotfix to enable performance counters


from powershell - run as administrator
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Configure-SMRemoting.ps1 -force -enable

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Thomas GrassiSystems Administrator




Already had Net Framework 4.5 on
Just installed Windows Management Framework 3.0
Restarted Server
Ran the above powershell commands

Went to my Windows 2012 Server did a refresh on Server Manager  and now all working

Now off to checking the services that are set to automatic and are  not running

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