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Question about connecting to a server in a workgroup using server tools

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?
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Lorrec
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Mohamed ElManakhlyInfrastructure Team LeaderCommented:
well since ceredintials is your problem , create a user on the windows 7 machine with the same username and password of that server. and then use the Hyper-v console on the windows 7 Machine to connect to that server
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LorrecAuthor Commented:
So if I create a user on the server called admintest and another on the workstation with the same name. Set the passwords to the same on both accounts, it will let me connect?
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Mohamed ElManakhlyInfrastructure Team LeaderCommented:
i believe so .. give it a try
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LorrecAuthor Commented:
I feel a bit foolish. I thought I was missing something simple and I did. Thank for the help. I can connect now and create VMs.
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LorrecAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the quick help. It is appreciated.
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Mohamed ElManakhlyInfrastructure Team LeaderCommented:
you r most welcomed :) .. good luck !
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