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Adding the SMI-S provider in SCVMM fails with the error 'A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server'

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Applies to

  • SMI-S 5.2.6
  • SCVMM 2019


An error occurs when trying to add the SMI-S provider in SCVMM:

A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server <fqdn>

Check that WinRM is installed and running on server <fqdn>. For more information use the command 'winrm helpmsg hresult' and


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