Online – Data retrieval failures occurred


Server Manager console is a great tool that I have tried to use on Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1 but I had connection issues.

Once I have added couple of servers to manage via Server Manager console, during discovery I ran into the following errors:

Online – Data retrieval failures occurred

Once I have checked the details of this error message here’s what I got:

%servername%: Configuration refresh failed with the following error: The metadata failded to be tetrieved from the server, due to the following error: The WinRM client received an HTTP status code of 502 from the remote WS-Management service.

I should mention that I was using Server Manager console under domain admin rights. Although I was admin I have added my account to the WinRMRemoteWMIUsers_ group on the server, but without luck.

After than I have tried with netsh command as this helped me once I got Store connection problems with Windows 8 and 8.1.

I have run the following command:

netsh winHTTP set proxy proxy-server=”http://%proxyname:port%” bypass-list=”%*.domainname%”

After you run this command try to refresh Server Manager console on your machine and you should be able to connect and manage servers normally.

If you still have issues, please post below and I’ll try to help.

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