System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016 – Error 2912 – Unknown error (0x80041008)

Problem: Cannot to deploy a logical switch (vSwitch) to a Windows Server 2016 node.

Environment: 2x10GB Network Cards – IBM Flex Chassis (not that matters…)


An internal error has occurred trying to contact the ‘’ server: : .

WinRM: URL: [], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [GetFinalResult], Resource: []

Unknown error (0x80041008)

Recommended Action
Check that WS-Management service is installed and running on server ‘’. For more information use the command “winrm helpmsg hresult”. If ‘’ is a host/library/update server or a PXE server role then ensure that VMM agent is installed and running. Refer to for more details.

Solution: In my case, I tried the following. Ultimately, it came down to my last case (enabling the physical network card).

  • Disable Windows Firewalls on both SCVMM and the Hyper-V 2016 server
  • Change the default WinRM port to 5985
winrm set winrm/config/Listener?Address=*+Transport=HTTP '@{Port="5985"}'

  • Enable the secondary physical port

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