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The Windows Remote Manager (WinRM) service does not start after you uninstall WinRM 2.0 on Windows Server 2008 or on Windows Vista
Article ID: 974504 - View products that this article applies to.
You uninstall Windows Remote Manager 2.0 (WinRM) from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. When you try to start the WinRM service by using the net start winrm command, the WinRM service does not start, and you receive an "Access Denied" error.
This issue occurs when you uninstall WinRM 2.0, and there was an existing WinRM listener on port 5985.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Restore the WinRM configurationTo restore the WinRM configuration to its default state, follow these steps:
Delete the WinRM listener on port 5985
Article ID: 974504 - Last Review: October 21, 2009 - Revision: 1.0