July 27, 2014

Enable-psremoting while Virtualbox is installed

If you have virtualbox installed on your machine, then as a side effect, you’ll discover that the enable-psremoting no longer works. That’s because as part of the vb install, it created a “public network” adapter as a byproduct, which blocks enable-psremoting from working. This is actually a bug relating to virtualbox and can be fixed by adding the following entry in regedit:


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1. Open regedit and navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

2. Browse through the subkeys (named 0000, 0001, etc) until you find the subkey containing the virtualbox network adapter, this is the one where the “DriverDesc” key has “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter” as value.

3. Add a new DWORD value with a name of “*NdisDeviceType” and a value of “1