Authenticating error while installing SCVMM 2012 R2 Management Server

7:33 am in scvmm by Wim Matthyssen

Some time ago I was performing a clean installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manger (SCVMM) 2012 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server for a customer. It was a 3 server model VMM architecture (SQL 2012 SP1, VMM Management Server and a separated Library Server) scaled to match the customer‘s requirements.

Before I started, all necessary users and groups, a container for the Distributed Key Management where created and all necessary prerequisite were installed.

By carrying out the installation of the VMM Management Server as usual, the following error message popped-up:

 

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First of all I tried to fix the problem by following all instructions in the text box (same instructions as in the SetupWizard log file, which can be found under %Systemdrive%\ProgramData\VMMLogs), but the problem still remained.

After going through the setup several times, and some frustrated hours later, I finally found it out. The problem wasn’t with the installation or credentials of any sort, it was the server name: GR-SCVMM-01

It seems when you use more than one dash in the server name for the VMM Management Server, you receive this error. After changing the name to GR-SCVMM the setup ran remarkably perfect without any errors.

 

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So despite having a naming convention for naming servers, whenever you install a new VMM Management server be sure to use a name with just one dash.

This concludes this blog post, hope it helps!

Wim Matthyssen (@wmatthyssen)