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Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Remotely

Applies To: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

After configuring the computer running Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for remote management, you can remotely manage Hyper-V Server through any of the following methods:

  • Use Hyper-V Manager in a Full installation of Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Use Hyper-V Manager in Windows 7 using Remote Server Administration Tools.

  • Use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.

Choose the option that is right for you, and then follow the steps that correspond with your choice.

noteNote
The Hyper-V Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in is automatically installed when the Hyper-V role is enabled on Full installations of Windows Server 2008 R2.

If you will be using a computer with a 32-bit operating system to remotely manage a computer running Hyper-V Server that has failover clustering enabled, you must enable 32-bit support for failover clustering on the computer running Hyper-V Server. You can do this with the following command: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename: FailoverCluster-Core-WOW64

To manage from a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer

  1. On the remote computer you will be managing Hyper-V Server from, enable the Hyper-V Manager MMC snap-in: On the Start menu, click Server Manager.

  2. Right-click Features, and then click Add Features.

  3. Under Remote Server Administration Tools, click Role Administration Tools, click Hyper-V Tools, and then click Next.

  4. Click Install.

  5. After the computer restarts, click the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  6. On the left side of the MMC window, click Hyper-V Manager.

  7. From the Actions menu, click Connect to Server, select Another Computer, and then enter the name or IP address of the server that you want to connect to.

To manage from Windows 7

  1. On the remote computer you will be managing Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from, download and install the Hyper-V Manager MMC snap-in from Remote Server Administration Tools (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130862).

  2. After the computer restarts, click the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  3. On the left side of the MMC window, click Hyper-V Manager.

  4. From the Actions menu, click Connect to Server, select Another Computer, and then enter the name or IP address of the server that you want to connect to.

To manage Hyper-V Server remotely from Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, see the Virtual Machine Manager content (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=129168).

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