Your credentials didn’t work—try again

Copper Contributor



I installed this week Windows Admin Center for first time. I managed successfully to control Windows Server 2016.


However now I am trying to add on-premise Windows 10 machine without success.

I am using "Manage as" feature by typing machine user and password. Results into following error "Your credentials didn’t work—try again".


I did some search on google. Unfortunately I cant resolve it on my own.


What I did:

Enable-PSRemoting -force

-- this returned me an error about firewall unable to determine if there is valid entry.. so I added manually inbound/outbound 5985

- winrm service is on

- network: private

- not domain joined!

- Test-WSMan success even from remote

Get-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts returns my remote ip address


What should I try?




EDIT: Chrome devtools requests show me detailed errors

1) The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The WMI service returned an 'access denied' error. hResult -2146233088

2) Connecting to remote server x.x.x.x failed with the following error message : The WS-Management service cannot process the request. Cannot find the microsoft.sme.powershell session configuration in the WSMan: drive on the x.x.x.x computer. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic

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@glararan Did you figure this out? I have the same problem.



Expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Remote Management (WinRM) > WinRM Service

Enable "Allow Basic Authentication"

restart the server.