This error message appeared when I built a new HyperV 2008 R2 server and a System Center Virtual Machine Manager server when I attempt to convert a physical server to a VM:
Error (2916) VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent <server name> was lost.
The easiest way to correct this error is to perform the following on the HyperV server:
- In the open command prompt, type the following: winrm quickconfig
- When prompted, enter Y for the default answer
You should now be able to add your physical server.