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How to manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Remotely from Windows 7 in Workgroup

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a free standalone virtualization server.  The R2 release is an update to the Hyper-v Server 2008 which adds support for the following new key features:

– Support for up to 64 Logical Processors (up to 4 virtual processors per virtual machine)
– Host Clustering
– Live Migration
– Processor Compatibility Mode for live migration (live migration across different CPU versions within the same processor family)
– Improved network performance
– Improved VHD performance for dynamic and difference disks
– Hot Add/Remove of storage (VHDs and Pass Through Disks)
– Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) processor support
– Core Parking

There are cases when you would prefer to install and use the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as a standalone machine in a workgroup environment instead of as a member of a domain. This is where you will hit a problem when trying to connect and manage remotely your Hyper-V R2 server. You might get the following errors:

– “You do not have the required permissions to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for this computer”
– “An error occurred while attempting to connect to server. Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server”
– “RPC server unavailable. Unable to establish communication between …”

The scenario when you are using and managing Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 remotely from Windows 7 in a workgroup requires special attention and configuration on both sides – the managed Server and the managing Client.

In the following Step-by-Step video tutorial,  we demonstrate an elegant, simple and easy to follow approach which will help you to configure correctly and manage remotely your Hyper-V R2 server from a Windows 7 workstation in a workgroup environment.

How to manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Remotely from Windows 7 in Workgroup

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