Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Could not find a usuable certificate" error while connecting to hyper-v

Problem:
You try to connect to a hyper-v virtual and you get the following error:

'VMName' failed to initialize.
Could not initialize machine remoting system. Error: ‘Unspecified error’ (0x80004005).
Could not find a usable certificate. Error: ‘Unspecified error’ (0x80004005).

Solution:
The host server's hyper-v certificate has expired. You just need to install a service pack to take care of the problem. Here's the KB with the install link in it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;967902 

Note: If you're installing this on Windows Server 2008 x64 download this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10811 

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