Hyper v management via win 7

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I need to manage a hyper v core server install. I have windows 7 but for some reason sp1 will not install so I cannot use the remote admin tools. Is there another free product I can use
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
there are some suggestions here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449475%28WS.10%29.aspx

But other than remove SP1, Install Remote Admiistration tools, add the feature, and re-install SP1.

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when it gets installed how can i access it, it does not seem straight forward
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You need to go to Program and Features, and Enable the Hyper-V tools.

It's not obvious after the installation.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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1. Start Control Panel

2. Program and Features

3. Turn Windows features on or off

4. Select Remote Server Administration Tools

5. Role Administration Tools

6. Hyper-V Tools

7. and then Select Hyper-V Manager in Administrive Tools in the Start Bar.


 Enable Hyper-V Manager in Windows 7
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No it's really easy....

see here

http://www.paulhite.com/2010/01/configuring-hyper-v-r2-core.html

and you'll need this script and you'll be done in minutes.

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote

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thanks I setup the users turned off the firewall on hyper v host and configured my machine, I'm not quite clear on the hvremote software there does not seem to be a reference for making a firewall exception on the server side. I would like to  keep the firewall on, do you know the correct commands to make the exception. Also from a management point of view is it better to use a windows 7 machine on site or what do people use to manage it remotely? vpn? open specific ports on external firewall?

Thanks for all your help

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thanks for the help will repost the last question as its not fair to ask so many questions in one post. cheers.

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