Question about connecting to a server in a workgroup using server tools
Posted on 2011-05-03
Hello. I have a Server 2008 R2 enterprise core server that is in a workgroup. On the server, I have the Hyper-V role installed. I configured the firewall on the server and I can RDP into the server from my workstation. Since it is Server 2008 Core, I cannot use any of the mmc tools on the server so I cannot create virtual machine unless I do it through the command-line.
I installed the Hyper-V tools on my Windows 7 workstation. I am trying to figure out a way to connect to the server using the hyper-v tools without joining both machines to a domain. My assumption is not possible since there is not a trust relationship between the two machines. However, I feel like I am missing something simple and this is either really easy to do or not possible at all.
Does anyone know a way to use the hyper-v tools on the Windows 7 workstation and connect to the Server 2008 Enterprise Core hyper-v?