SOLVED: Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Install Alert ‘HTTPS LISTENER IS NOT CONFIGURED FOR WINDOWS REMOTE MANAGEMENT’

If you are trying to install Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) and you might see this alert / error:

dell-openmanage-server-administrator-omsa-https-listener-is-not-configured-wrm-alertThe installer has detected that the HTTPS listener is not configured for Windows Remote Management. You can either configure the HTTPS listener before installing Remote Enablement, or install Remote Enablement now by selecting the “Custom” installation screen and configure the HTTPS listener later. See the “Remote Enablement Requirements” section in the Server Administrator Installation Guide for information on configuring the HTTPS listener. Note: Remote Enablement is required to manage this system from a remote Server Administrator Web Server and is applicable only for those systems that support Server Instrumentation. Click here to configure HTTPS Listener for Windows Remote Management.

All it means is that you will not be able to manage this server from a different server, but OMSA will function just fine locally.

If you want to manage that server from a different server, or you just don’t like the alert / error, it is pretty easy to correct:

  1. The server in question MUST be joined to a Domain to avoid this alert
  2. The server must be connected to the Domain during the install.  If you have a Domain joined server connected only to the internet or not connected at all, you will see that error
  3. If the problem still exists, you likely need to force the install of WINRM using HTTPS
    1. Open a CMD prompt and type of copy/paste: (see THIS for more details)
      winrm quickconfig -transport:https
  4. dell-openmanage-server-administrator-omsa-https-listener-install-certIf you see an error relating to the certificate (quite likely) you simply need to request one, which is easy to do:
    1. Click START and type MMC.EXE
    2. Click FILE > ADD/REMOVE SNAP INS
    3. Double click CERTIFICATES and select COMPUTER ACCOUNT
    4. Click FINISH button (i.e. leave it on LOCAL COMPUTER)
    5. Click OK
    6. Expand CERTIFICATES
    7. Right click on PERSONAL > ALL TASKS > REQUEST NEW CERTIFICATE
    8. NEXT NEXT NEXT then Reboot
    9. Perform the OMSA install again and you will not see the WINDOWS REMOTE MANAGEMENT alert.
    10. dell-openmanage-server-administrator-omsa-custom-select-remote-enablementBe sure to select CUSTOM INSTALL and enable SERVER INSTRUMENTATION > MANAGEMENT INTERFACES > REMOTE ENABLEMENT
  5. Have a good day!

 



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