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Install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup

Install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup

Now that we have installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 we need to make a ‘management’ workstation. You could use a valid Windows Server license for this but I prefer to install a Windows 10 workstation for this task and install RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) on it. Before we install RSAT we need to make some small changes to the Hyper-V core server.

  1. Choose 3 to add a local administrator with the name and password of the administrator on your Windows 10 workstation. This is an important step and you MUST add another user that matches the account you use on your workstation. DO NOT TRY THIS WITH THE BUILT IN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  2. Download and install RSAT for Windows 10 at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=45520. After this enable Hyper-V Management from ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  3. Run DCOMCNFG as administrator.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  4. Right click My Computer and choose properties.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  5. Choose the COM Security tab and then Edit Limits
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  6. Make sure ANONYMOUS LOGON has allow permissions for Remote Access. Restart the workstation.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  7. Open a Powershell command and run it as administrator.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  8. Run .\notepad.exe C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and update the hosts file with the name and IP address of your server
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  9. In a default installation of Windows 10 Windows Remote Management does not start automatically. You need to change that and start the service.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  10. Go back to the Powershell prompt and type Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value ServerName -Force
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  11. From the Server Manager (it should be listed in the Start Menu because you installed RSAT) choose Manage and Add Servers.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  12. Type the name of your server and add it. Click OK.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  13. There is our Hyper-V server listed.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  14. Open Hyper-V Manager and choose Connect to Server…
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  15. Type in the name of your server and click OK.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup
  16. There we are, we can now manage our Hyper-V Core Server. If you want to be able to browse to the hard disk of your Hyper-V server by connecting to \\hyperv\c$ you need to install File and Storage Services and you can do that from your Server Manager on your Windows 10 Management workstation! If you need to manage more stuff you will need to change the Firewall settings on the HYPERV core server. This is another article to be released soon.
    How to install and configure RSAT on Windows 10 and make it a management workstation that connects to a Hyper-V 2012 R2 core server in a workgroup

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