The remote share "Admin$" on the target host is required to copy the BDRSuite Integration Services (BIS) installer (which operates as BDRSuite Delegation Service - BDS) to the target machine.
To validate UNC access manually:
1. Press 'Win + R' and enter the command: \\<Hostname or IPAddress>\admin$
Replace "Hostname or IPAddress" with the actual details.
2. If successful, proceed. If not, troubleshoot as follows:
Case 1: Firewall Settings
- Open Control Panel and go to System and Security > Windows Firewall > Advanced Setting.
- Click Inbound rules > New rule > Predefined option.
- Select “Windows Management Instrumentation” rule and enable it.
Case 2: Verify Services
Ensure the following service is running:
Windows Management Instrumentation
Case 3: NAT Configuration
- Allow WMI port in NAT firewall
- Configure WMI to use a fixed port if needed.
WMI port can be static or dynamic, by default WMI port is dynamic.
- If your WMI is running in a static port, then directly add the WMI port into NAT firewall.
- If your WMI is running in a dynamic port, add the WMI port range into your NAT firewall. The range is from 1024 to 65535.
If not feasible, then convert the WMI port into a static port and add that static port into the firewall setting of NAT.
Note: Make sure both the source and target host operating systems are updated
Steps to convert the WMI port from dynamic to static
1. Set the DCOM config to use a static port:
Step 1: Open Run and type ‘dcomcnfg’ → Enter
Step 2: Navigate the tree to My Computer → DCOM Config → Windows Management and Instrumentation, select properties of that folder.
Step 3: Select the Endpoint tab under Windows Management and Instrumentation properties.
Step 4: Select the Properties button for Connection-oriented TCP/IP
Step 5: Use static endpoint, set the port.
When the above mentioned solutions are verified, perform a pre-test using WBEM utility.
Step 1: Open “wbemtest” in your server/client machine
Step 2: In the namespace text box provide the following: \\Target Hostname (or) IPAddress\root\cimv2
Step 3: Provide the username and password and click on connect
Note: If the target machine you are trying to push is a local machine then do not provide any username and password, just proceed to connect
Step 4: In case of error, then recheck the solution again and wait until the wbem test becomes successful
Once successful, please proceed to add the desired Host.