Solution: Connecting to a VM using the SCVMM console fails with "A certification authority could not be contacted for authentication"

When you try to connect to a Virtual Machine (VM) from the System Center Virtual Machine Manager console you may get the following error: "A certification authority could not be contacted for authentication. If you are using a Remote Desktop Gateway with a smart card, try connecting to the remote computer using a password. For… Read more

Adding a SCVMM 2008 host in a external trusted domain fails with error 2917

When trying to add a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 host in a remote domain configured with an external trust, you receive the following error: Error (2917) Virtual Machine Manager cannot process the request because an error occurred while authenticating server1.domain.com. Possible causes are: 1) The specified user name or password are not valid…. Read more