SCVMM 2008: Trobuleshooting 'Error 2912 when operation fails due to certificate issue'

When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to perform any action involving file transfers across machines such as new VM or new P2V the operation may fail with error message (see pic). This issue's caused by a problem with Host certificate (incorrect name, IP instead of FQDN or NetBIOS) or certificate is missing from […]

When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to perform any action involving file transfers across machines such as new VM or new P2V the operation may fail with error message (see pic). This issue's caused by a problem with Host certificate (incorrect name, IP instead of FQDN or NetBIOS) or certificate is missing from the VMM server. Identifying and verifying this issue requires capturing a trace using Dbgview utilityKB970066 How to collect traces in SCVMM”. “SCVMM uses BITS to transfer payload between SCVMM managed computers. These data transfers are encrypted by using a self-signed certificate generated at time a host machine is added to VMM. If these certificates’re missing or corrupted from VMM server or managed computers, payload deployment job can fail. Deleting certificates and re-adding host’ll cause certificates to regenerate. More info in KB971264.”

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