Installing and Configuring Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 for Remote Management using the HVRemote Tool in Workgroup

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, the Enterprise-class free virtualization solution from Microsoft, which has all the features included on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The only difference is that Microsoft Hyper-V Server does not include virtual machine licenses and only Local Command Line Interface. It is only designed for remote management. Remote management for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is really hard for everyone for the first time. For this we have to download Hyper-v Remote Management Configuration Utility (HVRemote Version 0.7) from the following link: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote. Then copy this script, HVRemote.wsf in the both Hyper-V Server and Hyper-V Management workstation. Management workstation must be Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Server or we can use third party utility such as VT Technology Management Utilities for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012.Server Configuration

The following four steps will enable Remote Management for Microsoft Hyper-v Server 2012 using the HVRemote.wsf tool.

1. Download HVRemote.wsf tool from http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemot and copy this tool on both the server and management computer.

2. Enable File Sharing on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 to copy HVRemote.wsf tool.

3. Configure some steps on Hyper-V Server

4. Copy HVRemote.wsf  Tool on management workstation and configure some steps using HVRemote.wsf tool

First Install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012:

1.   Start the server from the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 media and follow the following steps:

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Step 1:

Go to the following link, http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote and download Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility, HVRemote.wsf tool

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Enable File Sharing on Hyper-V Server 2012 and copy HVRemote.wsf tool

  • In the Hyper-V Server local command line interface type the following command to enable File Sharing
  • Create the folder name HVRemote at c:\ and copy hvremote.wsf tool

Enable File sharing

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Configure the following steps in Hyper-V Server 2012 side part

  • Open the Hyper-V Server Configuration console (sconfig)
  • In the Server Configuration options, Enter number to select an option:4 to select 4) Configure Remote Management

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  • In Configure Remote Management options, Enter selection: 1 to select the option 1) Enable Remote Management and Press Enter and Click OK on the pop-up message to enable Remote Management.

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  • Enter selection: 3 to select 3) Configure Server Response to Ping, click OK on the pop-up message to Allow remote machines to Ping this server?

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  • Enter selection: 4 to return to the main menu and Enter number to select an option: 3 to select option 3) Add Local Administrator. In Enter account to join local Administrators group, type the username, naresh  and Press Enter.

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  • Type the user password and Retype the password to confirm.
    Note: Make sure that username and password is same as the management workstation.

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  • Press 14 to select 14) Exit to Command Line
  • In the Command Line Interface, type the following script. Here, naresh is the username which will use from the management workstation.

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Configure the following steps in Hyper-V Management workstation side:

Note: Make sure username and password is same as previous. If we need change the username or the password on Hyper-V Server, we will also need to change it on the Hyper-V Management computer as well.

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  • From the Hyper-V Management workstation, log on as administrator, Open Control Panel and Install Hyper-V Management Tools on Windows 8 Management workstation.

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  • Log on as administrator and Edit the host file, navigate to C\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc
    at the end of the file, add an entry for the Hyper-V Server IP Address and Server name, click Save and close.

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  • Open the command prompt as an administrator, and then type the following script on it.

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  • Open the Hyper-V Manager Console and then click on Connect to Server. Specify the Hyper-V Server name and then click OK to access Hyper-V Server Remote Console..

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  • Finally, we are successfully established to connect Hyper-V Remote Console and we will be ready to manage our Hyper-V Server Remotely.

HVManager

 

Summary:

Remote management for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is really hard for everyone for the first time. I hope this will help.

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