Why Am I Getting "Failed to connect to the host via ssh: ssh_exchange_identification" While Connecting to Windows Host Using Ansible ?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

I already configured WinRM following the steps in the documentation , but when I run my playbook against a Windows node I'm getting.

 "msg": "Failed to connect to the host via ssh: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host",
    "unreachable": true,
    "changed": false

Environment

Ansible Engine
Ansible Tower

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