Thursday, February 10, 2011

HOW TO - Fix WinRM Service failed to create

Small Business Server 2003, Event ID: 10154, Source: WinRM, Type: Warning

The WinRM service failed to create the following SPNs: WSMAN/hostname.domainname.local; WSMAN/INK.

Additional Data:

The error received was 8344: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation. .

User Action

The SPNs can be created by an administrator using setspn.exe utility.

   1. run - setspn -L <hostname>
   2. You’ll see no entries for WSMAN/<hostname> or WSMAN/<FQDN>
   3. Run ADSIEDIT.MSC
   4. Browse to Domain
         1. DC=domainname
               1. OU=Domain Controllers
                     1. CN=<HOSTNAME>
   5. Right click on CN=<HOSTNAME>, where <HOSTNAME> is the name of the server throwing the error, in this case it is the SBS2003, click Properties.
   6. Click the Security Tab
         1. click Add / “Network Service”
         2. Then check (X) to allow access to “Validated write to service principal name”
         3. Click OK
   7. Run Services.msc
   8. Restart the “Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)” service
   9. Check event log for errors.
  10. Re-Run - setspn -L <hostname>
  11. Locate entries for WSMAN/<hostname> or WSMAN/<FQDN>