Event ID 10121 — Listener Availability

Updated: August 5, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The Listener is a component of the WinRM service that indicates to the service which IP addresses and ports to listen on for WS-Management related requests. Users can create one or more listeners.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 10121
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WinRM
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: LOG_WSMAN_SERVICE_UNSECURE_BASIC_AUTHENTICATION_ENABLED
Message: The WinRM service has been configured to accept basic authentication for unsecure HTTP connections.

This is not a secure configuration.

User Action
Set AllowUnencrypted to False in WinRM configuration to ensure packets are encrypted on the wire.

Resolve

Create HTTPS listener

Configure an HTTPS listener in the WinRM service. A HTTPS listener uses a certificate and packets are encrypted. Type winrm quickconfig https to create a HTTPS listener.

Verify

Use the winrm command line tool to create a request to the WinRM service to verify that the service is listening on the network.

To make a request, type winrm get winrm/config -r:<computer>, where computer is the name of the remote computer where the winrm service is running.

Related Management Information

Listener Availability

Management Infrastructure

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