After installing Windows Server 2012 and booting up you are welcomed by the new, greatly improved Server Manager. This new tool is however not compatible with previous server versions out-of-box.
If you try to add an old server you will immediately face this error meesage :
Online – Verify WinRM 3.0 service is installed, running, and required firewall ports are open
You need to download a few patches from Microsoft and install it on the Windows 2008 R2 server.
- Install and deploy .Net Framwork 4.0 : Download
- Install and deploy the WMF 3.0 (you will have to reboot) : Download
- Running the configuration command for WINRM:
Logon your Windows Server 2008 R2, open a PowerShell as Administrator and type : winrm quickconfig.
The system should purpose to create a listener and a firewall rule. Press Y to accept the actions
If you have the error : “Online – cannot get performance counter data” you must intall this hotfix KB2682011.
Another good start point to troubleshoot is this page…
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This was also a big help – I did not know about the "winrm quickconfig" tool – this has helped tons in a non-Active Directory environment for managing remote Windows 8 machines – not only older versions of Server.
Glad I could help :)
Hi, i have a problem when I want to install WMF 3.0 I have an error that says the update does not apply to your computer, what can I do? I use windows server 2008 R2 enterprise
Are you sure you're downloading the correct version?
You should get "Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu" for Windows Server 2008 R2.
Make sure you install .NET Framework 4.0 first. I got that message on a 2008 R2 Datacenter server which didn't have .NET Framework 4.0 installed yet.