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Logon fail for <Device Name -> w/ NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Hi All,

While clearing flags on an event receiver I came across this error message, I've tried multiple methods but I cant seem to remove the message.

The data source is setup pointing to "nothing" and has client data sources like the following.

This is a WMI data source.

Device Name (

          Device Name

     Group 1

          Device 1 (Actual IP Address)

          Device 2 (Actual IP Address)

          Device 3 (Actual IP Address)

Does anyone know how to stop the connect error from occurring? Since its just pointing to "nowhere" and is just acting as a container for other data sources within a physical location.



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Re: Logon fail for <Device Name -> w/ NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

You need this parent for inherit the connection credentials. You can change this parent to existing Datasource. This will be solve your error message.

Re: Logon fail for <Device Name -> w/ NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Hi xded,

Seems about right, unfortunately changing the parent device to an existing datasource cant be done, know of any other work-arounds?


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Re: Logon fail for <Device Name -> w/ NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

what's the reason behind setting up WMI in a parent/child format?

Re: Logon fail for <Device Name -> w/ NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

This was a decision made before my time, makes the management and troubleshooting of datasources quite difficult and also spams up the receiver logs with 1270.0.XX WMI connection failed errors.

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