WinRM is Microsoft’s implementation of WS-Management in Windows which allows systems to access or exchange management information across a common network. In this article, we will discuss steps to resolve cannot find the computer: Fix the following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication. Please see What to note when settings up Ansible to work with Kerberos, the Various Ansible Authentication Options, How to configure a remote server (windows) to Support Ansible, and how to fix An error occurred while attempting to connect to the server: Check if the Virtual Machine Management service is running or you are not authorized to connect to this server.
Reason for the error WinRM cannot process the request
WinRM cannot process the request: The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication, cannot find the computer. Please see how to fix The following error occurred attempting to rename the computer Account already exists, and WinRM cannot complete the operation, verify that the specified computer name is valid.
The following error as shown was because the “ServerDC” could not be found. There was simply no computer on my domain named “ServerDC”.
Resolve The following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication, cannot find the Computer
This error is self-explanatory as shown in the error prompted. Simply enter the right DC name such as the following “TechDArchive”
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Also, ensure you are not logged on to the server via the local user account. Else you will be prompted with the following error as shown below
The following error with errorcode 0x8009030e occurred while using Kerberos authentication: A specified logon session does not exist
I hope you found this blog post helpful on steps to resolve cannot find the computer: Fix the following error occurred while using Kerberos authentication. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.