Error testing credentials


The following error occurred when validating Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) connection for instance NAME: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)

  • Is this when trying to add an instance in BI manager? Can you specify more information about what type of instance you are trying to connect to and whether its local or not.

  • Yes it is when I try to add a new instance, and it is not local, I’m trying to connect to another machine in the same domain.


  • Does the account you are using for BI Manager have rights to the server you are trying to connect to. Also which version of BI Manager is installed? What type of instance is it (SSAS, SSRS, SSiS)? Also there is a Microsoft bug if the Hostname of the server is longer than 15 characters it truncates it and stores the ServerName as the truncated name.