How to add workgroup servers to Server 2012 Server Manager

Adding domain servers to the Windows Server 2012 Server manager is easy, however if your servers are all part of a workgroup, you need to do extra work.

  1. On the management host, run the powershell command.
    Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts Server01 -Concatenate -Force
  2. Then run,
    New-ItemProperty -Name LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System -propertyType DWord -value 1
  3. Then add the hosts to the local trusted hosts list with the follow command. Change Server01 to the name of your servers.
    Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts Server01 -Concatenate -Force

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