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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

hi,

so i just finished installing the free standalone microsoft hyper-v server 2012 r2 in a brand new server... and the surprise is where the hell is my gui!?

i tought i had read that R2 had brought the gui back... how can i get the explorer and the hyper-v gui?

this is driving me nuts.
Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2012Microsoft Virtual ServerHyper-V

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I've managed them from Windows 7 as well, but didn't know the "free" version doesn't allow that.  Kinda takes the fun out of it but again it was "free".
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I have been using server 2008 r2 standard with hyper-v role but this is a brand new project... For production. So is that script actually going to work to get a gui on that free hyper-v server? Powerschell isn't my thing. Without gui im not even sure how i can properly setup the server... Looks like i will have to find a few tutorials :/
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I don't have a windows 8 pc. Only windows 7 and xp machines. :/
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right now im downloading the windows 8.1 trial version... 90 days should be enough to get this setup and working properly -_-'

still i think there should be a way to get an explorer + hyperv manager on that thing... can't i install the hui manager role trough powershell?
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ok i got a pc running the windows 8.1 trial version. installed the rsat tools + hyperv tools.

i can ping the server but cant do a rdp session or use hyperv manager to connect to the server... thats weird. any idea?
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disabled the firewall on the client tough... also both the server and the client pc aren't in any domain. for now they are in a workgroup WORKGROUP default. i have to install the first vm to get a domain controller is this the issue? is there a better way todo it?
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it's telling me the rpc service isn't running but i activated it trough the sconfig so what is going on
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just added both server and client to a domain i had in the network... this was giving me headache... no i see i can add rsat role to the hyperv machine... how will i be able to open it since there is no gui?
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i also must add that file server role or i won't be able to acess the server hardisk right!?
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what are the best practices?

should i leave the vm host and vm hdd as default on C:\
or perhaps move the vm hdd to d:\
or even move both the vm host and vm hdd to D:\

also if my d:\ has 1TB free space can i create a 2TB vhdx? or isn't it recomended?
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helps