Server2012 Windows

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

For full details go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831453