Enter-PSSession to remote server fails with “cannot find the computer”

powershell-3.0powershell-remoting

My desktop is win7 and I am trying to connect to a server 2012.
Both hosts are on the same domain.

If I do:

Enter-PSSession -ComputerName *ServerName***   

I get the following failure message from winrm

Enter-PSSession : Connecting to remote server xxx failed with the
following error message : WinRM cannot process the request. The following error occurred while using
Kerberos authentication: Cannot find the computer xxx. Verify that the
computer exists on the network and that the name provided is spelled correctly.*

It doesn't matter if I use just the server name or if I enter it fully qualified.

Both systems show $PSVersionTable.PSVersion 4 0 -1 -1

I have tried the various troubleshooting hints that I found i.e.
run Enable-PSRemoting -Force and also set TrustedHosts = * on both sides.
I also disabled the firewall service on both sides.
When I try to Enter-PSSession from the server to my desktop it works as desired.
But from my desktop to the server I always get the error message that the computer cannot be found.

Best Solution

After talking to our domain admin I think I found the cause of the problem.
The server is in a resource domain which only has a one way trust to the main OU.
This explains why I can do PS remoting from the server to the clients but not vice versa.
I found that I can use the IP address with the -Credential option in my case though which isn't nice but an acceptable workaround.

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