Problem Description:

DW registration fails with a generic error message. No errors are logged in the event log, the DW test connection succeeds, however the registration still fails.


The DW registration wizard uses a PowerShell cmdlet underneath the covers to perform the registration of the DW. The out of the box PowerShell execution policy prevents the execution of registration cmdlet and results in the DW registration failure.


To ensure that the PowerShell execution policy isn’t the issue here, perform the following steps on the machine where you are attempting the registration from.

1. On the computer where you are attempting the registration from, on the Windows desktop, click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, Windows PowerShell, point to Windows PowerShell , right-click Windows PowerShell, and then click Run as administrator.

2. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

3. Close the Service manager console if already open. Launch the console and attempt the registration again.