XenDesktop 5.6 - The WinRM service is unable to start.

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During a XenDesktop 4 to 5.6 migration I had to deploy WinRM on Windows XP SP3 virtual machines. I had a Desktop Group of 60 Machines for developers with IIS installed on it. WinRM installation went fine but the configuration wasn’t possible, I always got an error when the service was trying to start :

The WinRM service is unable to start because of a failure during initialization.

Additional Data
The error code is 1300.



After trying to understand what was wrong I found in the Local Security Settings / Local Policies / User Rights Assignment / Generate security audits, only LOCAL SERVICE was authorize, so I just try to add NETWORK SERVICE account as well. (more…)