Unable to remote manage 2016 Server Core RRS feed

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  • So this question appears tohave been done to death over the years.  I have spent hours trying to implement different solutions and not found one that works.

    Server Core 2012 (Underlying Hyper Visor OS)

    Server Standard 2012 (Server I am trying to manage the core server from

    I have done the follow for adding firewall rules


    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Windows Management Instrumentation (DCOM-In)"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Event Log Management"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Service Management"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Volume Management"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Windows Firewall Remote Management"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Event Log Management"
    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Scheduled Tasks Management"

    I have also tried these from powershell

    Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)' -Enabled true -PassThru

    Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Remote Event Log Management' -Enabled true -PassThru

    The Remote Management from the server core menu is enabled

    I have tried this from powershell

    netsh advfirewall set currentprofile settings remotemanagement enable

    I have tried these

    winrm quickconfig

    I have tried turning the firewall off using:

    netsh advfirewall set currentprofile state off 

    So far none of the above works.  Adding the server to Server Manager gives me this:

    "Kerberos Authentication Error"

    Right clicking that server and selecting Computer Management gives me a much longer error message showing:

    Computer SERVER-NAME cannot be managed. Verify that the network path is correct, the computer is available on the network and that the appropriate Windows Firewall rules are enabled on the target computer.

    To enable the appropriate Windows Firewall rules on the remote computer, open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in and enable the following Inbound Rules:

    CDOM+ Network Access (DCOM-In)
    All rules in the Remove Event Log Management group.

    You can also enable these rules by using Group Policy settings for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. For servers that are running the Server Core installation option, run the Netsh AdvFirewall command or the Windows PowerShell NetSecurity module.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Monday, January 21, 2019 9:10 AM

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