Compliance Scan from SCVMM fails with Error (2927)



recently, I had some occurrences of the following error while scanning the compliance state of particular hosts or clusters from SCVMM:


Error (2927)

A Hardware Management error has occurred trying to contact server <hostname>  .

WinRM: URL: [http://<hostname>:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [ScanForUpdates], Resource: []


Unknown error (0x80338043)


Recommended Action

Check that
WinRM is installed and running on server <hostname>. For more Information use the command "winrm helpmsg hresult" and


This happens because the answer of the host with the installed Hotfixes grows larger and needs to be fragmented. Here WinRM Needs to be updatedt to a later version.

To solve this problem you need to install “Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0” at least on your SCVMM Server.


At the time of this writing the Production Preview of WMF 5.0 is available at




Comments (1)
  1. julia says:

    I see the same thing.  The more files there are the longer it takes to begin.  If you are dealing with small folders (<100 files) it is not a big deal, but with large folders it takes forever.  I don't like the MT option anyway.  It seems like it would cause more fragmentation and much more seeking on the read disk.

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