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On Windows XP Pro SP3, when I run Set-WSManQuickConfig (after agreeing to the new settings), I get this error:

Set-WSManQuickConfig : <f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault" Code="5"
MCOMPXP"><f:Message>Access is denied. </f:Message></f:WSManFault>
At line:1 char:21
+ Set-WSManQuickConfig <<<<
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Set-WSManQuickConfig], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WsManError,Microsoft.WSMan.Management.SetWSManQuickConfigCommand

How do you fix this error?

This URL is no help to fixing this issue: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverpowershell/thread/23fcf1da-8111-4549-aa69-1d58c8f1784d

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This is how to solve issue: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverpowershell/… – nals Jun 1 '11 at 23:23

Here's my trouble shooting guide to fixing this problem, it covers:

  • Is your machine connected to a domain or work group?
  • Are you logged in as a local Administrator?
  • Was PowerShell launched as 'Administrator'?
  • Is your password blank?
  • Are you trying to connect to a SharePoint farm?
  • Is your Server hosted/managed by a Hosting company?
  • Are you using VirtualBox?
  • Are you running the command on a computer where the language is not set to English?

http://serverfault.com/questions/337905/enabling-powershell-remoting-access-is-denied

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