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How do I access disk management in Hyper-V 2008 R2?

I'm going blind trying to access disk management in Hyper-V. I have already configured the H-V server to connect to my iSCSI SAN. The problem is that I can't get to disk management on the H-V server to create the volume and give a drive letter. After installing the H-V tools on a W2K8 server I still can't connect through the disk management MMC. I have already configured the H-V server for remote management with no firewall options. I  can connect to it with the H-V Manager with no problem. When I do try to connect via disk management I get the follwoing error: "Disk Managment could not start Virtual Disk Service (VDS) on server. This can happen if the remote computer does not support VDS, of if connection cannot be established because it was blocked by firewall"

Any help would be keep some remaining hair in my head.
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moomee2
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bcoyxpCommented:
here's a tool which might be of help to you.

core configurator

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/System_Maintenance_and_Repair_Utilities/Core_Configurator_Screenshot.html

i have used it with my hyper-v core.

regards,
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bcoyxpCommented:
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moomee2Author Commented:
tool doesn't help. i need to access disk management. how would i even get this to run on a hyper-v server?
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bcoyxpCommented:
install the tool on your Hyper-V core server.

uisng the tool, on the firewall configuration, you may enable "Remote Volume Management"

on your desktop, launch MMC and open computer management.
connect to you Hyper-V core server.
using "Disk Management" you can configure your HDDs' patittions and format.

the zip file itself is having a user guide.

Regards,
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moomee2Author Commented:
Will not install. Remember this is Hyper-V Server not Windows 2008 Core. I wouldn't think it would make much a difference but it won't install. After the installer get to the end of the dialogue boxes it says, "there is a problem with this windows installer packages. A program required for this install to complete could not be run".

thanks for your help on this
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moomee2Author Commented:
I found a configurator that worked with Hyper-V Server and was able to accomplish what i needed. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Much appreciated.
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johndwightCommented:
For what it's worth, running the below on BOTH machines solved it for me.

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new enable=yes
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