SCVMM 2012 error – You cannot access Virtual Machine Manager server localhost. Ensure that your account is a member of a valid user role, and then try the operation again. ID: 1604

When opening the SCVMM Console and trying to logon to it, i got the following error:

You cannot access Virtual Machine Manager server localhost.

Ensure that your account is a member of a valid user role, and then try the operation again.

ID: 1604

Weird. Last time i ran it it worked fine.

Into the Eventlogs of the SCVMM server then. There i found this entry:

“Unable to connect to the VMM database because of a general database failure.
Ensure that the SQL Server is running and configured correctly, then try the operation again.”

Event ID 2605, Virtual Machine Manager

So, no connection to the SQL Server that holds the database? Onto the SQL Server then. There, in the Eventlog was this error:

Login failed for user ‘CONTOSO\sa_scvmm’. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous errors. [CLIENT: <ip-address of scvvm server>]

Event 18456 MSSQLSERVER

Hey, that’s weird. After some googling, this error turns up related to UAC (User Account Control) issues on servers.

So i right-clicked the SCVMM Console and ran it with “Run as Administrator”.

And behold, it worked!

Wait, wut? Does that mean i have to start the SCVMM Console as Administrator every time from now on?

So i closed the console, and re-opened it, now without “Run as Administrator”.

Still worked fine. Hmmkay…. Some weird one-time error?

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