If you have just installed Server 2012 Core, configured it to your requirements and ready to manage remotely but you get the following error message: “Computer \\computername.domain.com cannot be managed. The network path was not found.”
But you are 100% sure you have:
- Configure Remote Management set to Enabled
- Remote Desktop set to Enabled (all clients)
Then the following fix should work:
1. Enable the Remote Admin service
I do not know why it is disabled as it should be enabled when you configure Configure Remote Management in SCONFIG
netsh firewall set service type=remoteadmin mode=enable
2. Enable the Remote Administration firewall rule
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote administration" new enable=yes
Providing everything was followed carefully you should now be able to connect nicely. You can secure it and lock it down further by only allowing certain MMC snap-ins to connect if you wanted to.
Note: Someone mentioned on Technet that the following command is an alternative for the above:
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Windows Remote Management" new enable=yes
I have to say I tried it, but it didn’t work. I need to try it on a clean install to be fair to be 100%. If it doesn’t work for you, then you can always use the first method.