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Remote Powershell Monitor fails with: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request

Updated February 24, 2017

Overview

When attempting to run a Remote Execution Powershell Script with the "Windows Powershell Monitor" in SAM, the following error IS produceD:

PowerShell script error. Connection to remote server 192.168.9.131 failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.

Environment

All SAM versions

Cause 

There is a corrupted User Profile on the target machine which is being used to execute the script.

Resolution

Remove and recreate and User Profile in question.

This is it can be found via the Edit Application Page.

  1. On the target system, open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click "System".
  3. Click "Advanced System Settings".
  4. On the "Advanced" tab, click the "Settings" button in the "User Profiles" section.
  5. Select the Profile for the User Account in question and click "Delete".
  6. Log out of this system and log back in as that account to recreate the profile.

 

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