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Master Geek


# 205781 26-Nov-2016 16:35
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Much appreciated if someone can help me out. I need assistance in being able to manage a workgroup Hyper-V Server 2016 from a Win 10 pro computer.




I’ve been using an MSDN article as reference (specifics at bottom of webpage).


I’ve followed the above instructions with mixed success.


At best I can get it working and connect to the host but then the snap-in on the management pc crashes and then won’t work/connect again at all.


I’ve already looked on the internet at quite a few articles but they all seem dated or everyone seems to have their own unique idea of how to set it up it.


I’ve undertaken several various ways and methods and am stuck now.




If possible could someone please provide a simple list of setup instructions that should work in getting to be able to manage the VM host from another pc.
Also for my own sanity I need to clarify what the FQDN would be -  for example a host called VMhost in a workgroup called kitkatklub.


 thanks in advance

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  # 1678072 26-Nov-2016 18:58
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Quick response:

The article notes you can connect using IP address. Tried that one?

Did you add the firewall rules as specified?

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  # 1678079 26-Nov-2016 19:34
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Yes - only trying to connect via IP with Hostname\administrator credentials




Initial during install the host sets itself as a on a public network. 


I change this with "Get-NetConnectionProfile | Set-NetConnectionProfile -NetworkCategory Private"


After this public to private change firewall rules have been applied


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  # 1678081 26-Nov-2016 19:42
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It's a nightmare. There is a tool called HVREMOTE, but in all honesty for a simple config, 5nine manager free is your best friend.



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  # 1678085 26-Nov-2016 20:12
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yeah, hyper-v has always been a major pain in a workgroup.  I've had the original running in the past but I thought/hoped it had gotten easier. 


I used HVREMOTE etc then but it seems like its not Win10/Server2016 friendly and the creator doesn't have time to fix it due to the number of changes needed.


Thanks for pointing out 5nine manager. I had a brief play with it but am trying to keep my pc as clean as possibly.  If all else fails its probably the fallback plan.

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