19 June 2019

Veeam - Failed to create persistent connection to ADMIN$

I have been adding new Hyper-V hosts into Veeam recently, where the hosts for some reason have been left on a WORKGROUP.  This reuqires us to use a local administrator account, and quite often throws an error saying it "Failed to create persistent connection to ADMIN$".

This is luckily a very easy fix and can be sorted out within a couple of minutes by adding a registry DWOROD.

Navigate to the following:


Create a DWORD value called LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and assign it a value of 1.

Once you've done this, you can add the Hyper-V host to Veeam and it will work perfectly!