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Getting ready for Code Camp Seattle i decided to do a demo of Build-Deploy-Test using a non domain joined Windows 8 Release Preview machine as my lab management/hyper V Server creating a Windows 7 Standard Environment as my test environment.
Unfortunately everything I did kept getting the error below in the verification step…
“Verify that the machines are accessible using the user name and password provided”
Turns out you MUST turn off something called “Remote User Access Control” in the Standard Environment machine if you are using a non domain joined computer….if you look closely the the error does give you a hint that this could be the problem –but with no visual UI in Windows to toggle this setting (it doesn’t even have a registry key!) let me tell you it was a non trivial task to find the answer!!!!
To disable UAC remote restrictions, follow these steps:
For more information on User Account Control and remote restrictions in Windows Vista see:
Thanks Charles, I just has this problem, it's really helpful :-)
Ahh, That did it! I thought I had to turn off UAC
I had a similar problem on Windows 8.1...tried everything (firewall, security)...and ended up rebooting the test agent, then running MTM as an administrator on the test agent and setting up the lab environment from the agent itself and it worked! Hopes this could help someone.