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Unable to Connect Hyper-V Host via WMI. User credentials cannot be used for local connections.

Challenge

When trying to add a Hyper-V host, you receive the error "Unable to connect via WMI. User Credentials cannot be used for local connections."

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Cause

Not all of the prerequisites have been installed when using Veeam Backup & Replication.  

Solution

Before adding Hyper-V servers, check the following prerequisites:

  1. Make sure the SCVMM Admin UI is installed on the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Otherwise, you will not be able to add SCVMM servers to Veeam Backup & Replication. 
  2. On every connected Hyper-V server, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys a set of components – Veeam Installer Service, Veeam Transport Service and Hyper-V Integration Service. Ensure that File and Printer Sharing is enabled in the network connection settings of the server; otherwise, the components will not be installed.

More information

This only occurs in version 6 of Veeam Backup & Replication.  

Also, how to install the SCVMM Admin UI from Microsoft is available here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb740758.aspx

KB ID:
1362
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
6.0.0.153
Published:
2011-11-30
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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