Configuring a vRO/vCAC PowerShell host with Basic Authentication

vCenter Orchestrator (vCO)To add a Windows Server 2012 R2 PowerShell host using Basic Authentication only, follow these steps.

Ensure that the Windows Firewall service is running (it doesn’t matter if the firewall is enabled or disabled, it should always be running! That’s a general rule, not just for this).

On the PowerShell host open a command prompt (*NOT* PowerShell console) as administrator and run the quickconfig command – you can re-run it if it’s already been run – but make sure it has.

winrm quickconfig

Enable basic authentication:

winrm set winrm/config/service/auth @{Basic="true"}