WinRM cannot process the request. Error 0x80090311


I have to 2 systems (SR01 & SR02) with local administrators account. Both the systems are in the same domain. The local admin accounts are same with different password. These machines are VM’s.

When I run a enter-pssession from SR01 to SR02 it throws the below error.

Enter-PSSession : Connecting to remote server failed with the following error
message : WinRM cannot process the request. The following error with errorcode 0x80090311 occurred while using
Kerberos authentication: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
Possible causes are:
-The user name or password specified are invalid.
-Kerberos is used when no authentication method and no user name are specified.
-Kerberos accepts domain user names, but not local user names.
-The Service Principal Name (SPN) for the remote computer name and port does not exist.
-The client and remote computers are in different domains and there is no trust between the two domains.
After checking for the above issues, try the following:
-Check the Event Viewer for events related to authentication.
-Change the authentication method; add the destination computer to the WinRM TrustedHosts configuration setting or
use HTTPS transport.
Note that computers in the TrustedHosts list might not be authenticated.
-For more information about WinRM configuration, run the following command: winrm help config. For more
information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
At line:1 char:1
+ Enter-PSSession -ComputerName $server -Credential $cred
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: ( [Enter-PSSession], PSRem
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CreateRemoteRunspaceFailed

Script Used:


Enter-PSSession -ComputerName “SR02” -Credential $cred


I was able to get past this error by adding the remote computer to my computer’s WinRM TrustedHosts


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