Enable WinRM Manually - Setup for Hyper-V, VMM, Exchange Targets

Document created by bsong Expert on Jun 7, 2016Last modified by Anson McCook on Oct 2, 2017
Version 14Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

Enabling WinRM is required to connect to Hyper-V, VMM, or Exchange targets. To enable WinRM manually on a target, just run the following commands via PowerShell. To enable on multiple targets at once, see the posts below on how to do this via GPO or PsExec.

 

Set-WSManQuickConfig -Force

Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Service\AllowUnencrypted -Value $True

 

Optional - the following command is only needed for local users:

Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Service\Auth\Basic -Value $True

 

 

Enable multiple Hyper-V, VMM, Exchange targets via GPO:

WSMan service configuration using domain GPO or for HTTPS WSMan/WinRM over HTTPS service configuration

 

Enable multiple Hyper-V, VMM, Exchange targets via PsExec:

Enable/Disable WinRM on remote hosts

 

_________________________

 

Troubleshooting:

If targeting is still failing, it is good to confirm that "AllowUnencrypted" has been set to "true". Oftentimes, this setting is still set to "false" and will prevent targeting. You can run the following PowerShell command to confirm that in the Service category, AllowUnencrypted is set to "true":

 

winrm get winrm/config

 

2 people found this helpful

Attachments

    Outcomes