Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,

I am busy working away at my Windows Server 2019 Migration Labs and added some new Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to the Lab. I figured wouldn’t it be cool to show off managing these with Windows Admin Center prior to Migrating them over to Azure or Windows Server 2019 on Prem.

Well, I hit a bit of a snap tonight with the following error.

The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The resource URI (http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/cim-xml/2/cim-schema/2/*) was not found in the WS-Management catalog. The catalog contains the metadata that describes resources or logical endpoints.

In checking, I found this website about prereqs for Windows Admin Center.


This document said to check for .Net Framework and Windows Management Framework 5.1

First, I checked the version of PowerShell installed.

Next, I Installed outstanding updates -> Still didn’t work

Then I installed .Net Framework 5.72 – Still didn’t work.

Then I installed Windows Management Framework 5.1.

Once finished, I rebooted the 2008 R2 VM.

And there it is with WMF 5.1 and a reboot Windows Admin Center is successfully able to manage Windows 2008 R2.

This is going to really help with my Migration Project.