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Configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for Remote Management

Applies To: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Before you can manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from a remote computer, you must configure it by following the steps below.

To configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for remote management

  1. If it is not already running, start the Server Configuration tool by typing Sconfig.cmd in a command prompt and pressing ENTER.

  2. If the account you have used to log on to the computer is already in the Domain Administrators group, skip to the next step. If the account you have used to log on to the computer is not in the Domain Administrators group, add the account to the Administrators group by typing 3 and pressing ENTER.

  3. Type the domain name and user name and press ENTER.

    For example, type: domain\domain user.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the Server Configuration tool, configure remote management by typing 4 and pressing ENTER.

  6. Select any of the following remote management methods. These options are not exclusive—you can enable any or all of them by repeating this step. For remote management, you should enable all of them.

  7.  

    Allow MMC Remote Management

    1. Type 1 to enable MMC Remote Management.

    2. A message appears that says: “Enabling MMC firewall exceptions and Virtual Disk Service.”

    3. When the process is complete, the following message appears: "Remote Management allowed for all Windows Firewall profiles.” Click OK.

    Enable Windows PowerShell

    1. Type 2 to enable Windows PowerShell.

    2. When the process is complete, the following message appears: “You must restart the computer to complete the Windows PowerShell installation. Restart now?” Click Yes.

    Allow Server Manager Remote Management

    noteNote
    You must enable Windows PowerShell and restart the computer before you can enable Server Manager Remote Management.

    1. Type 3 to allow the computer to be managed by using Remote Server Manager.

    2. When the process is complete, the following message appears: “Remote Server Management enabled.” Click OK.

  8. You may need to restart the computer to activate the option.

  9. If the computer running Hyper-V Server is in a workgroup, see the Hyper-V Server home page for more information (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158001).

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