Before initiating the reseed process source server will try to establish a connection to the remote powershell HTTP protocol using WS-Management


Remove the winhttp proxy

Command to see if there is a proxy: netsh winhttp show proxy

Command to remove the proxy: netsh winhttp reset proxy


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Before initiating the reseed process source server will try to establish a connection to the remote host on HTTP protocol using WS-Management, which was failing because all the Http traffic was going through the proxy server.

Windows PowerShell Remote Commands

Host applications can use a PowerShell object to run commands that use WS-Management–based Windows PowerShell remoting to create a temporary or persistent connection to the remote computer. This includes establishing an interactive session with a single remote computer.

PowerShell remoting uses the HTTP protocol, it is affected by HTTP proxy settings. In enterprises that have proxy servers, users cannot access a Windows PowerShell remote computer directly.

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity "EDB15\DAGMember" -DeleteExistingFiles

“Processing data from remote server failed with the following error message: The connection to the specified remote host was refused. Verify that the WS-Management service is running on the remote host and configured to listen for requests  on the correct port and HTTP URL. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (System.Manageme...pressionSyncJob:PSInvokeExpressionSyncJob) [], PSRe   motingTransportException    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : JobFailure”


- Anil