Friday, 15 October 2010

Management of Hyper-V from Windows 7

Having played around on Server Core 2008 R2 I decided to install Hyper-V 2008 R2 on it. However, I found remote management a bit tricky. After a bit of searching I found some excellent articles answering  some of the problems I experienced. First to manage Hyper-V from Windows 7 you need to install the RSAT tools. You can download the x86/64 versions from the following
You might find once you download them that you can't install them. The installer quits with the message "This update is not applicable for your computer." I found it necessary to uninstall SP1, install the RSAT tools and then put SP1 back on again.Once on Hyper-V management can be turned on by
  1. Go to Start > Control panel Under Programs, click on Get programs
  2. On the left panel, click on Turn Windows feature on or off
  3. On the feature list, expand Remote Server Administration roles > Role Administration Tools, mark Hyper-V Tools, then click OK
  4. Go to Administrative tools > Hyper-V Manager, launch it
Now that its running you might find you cant connect to the Hyper-V server. The following article helped alot with this one:

Additionally, you might find that you connect but get bugged with the following error:

"Hyper-V Error – Access Denied. Unable to establish communication between Hyper-V and Client"
 The following article provides a simple walkthrough regarding this;

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