Event ID 10101 — Listener Availability

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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: 10101
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WinRM
Version: 6.1
Message: The WinRM service is not listening for requests since it failed to listen on at least one address and port.

Remote management using WinRM will fail.

User Action
Configure listeners by enabling GPO policy for Auto Configuration of listeners or manually create a listener using WinRM command line tool.


Create a listener for the WinRM service

Type winrm quickconfig to create a listener for the WinRM service.


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.

Listener Availability

Management Infrastructure