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Why can't I move this hyper-v guest from Windows 8.1 RSAT?

Posted on 2014-03-11
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I have a virtual machine running Windows 8.1 that I use for a lot of my administration.

I have 3 Hyper visors. One is an old one, mshv-03 that's running Hyper-V 2012
THe other two are set up in a cluster, but are mshv-01 and mshv-02. Theyre running Hyper-V 2012 R2.

When I attempt to move the guest (any guest, it doesn't seem to matter) FROM mshv-03 to either mshv-01 or mshv-02 I get the error pictured in the attached file. Im logged in as domain administrator on the virtual management 8.1 PC.

If however I initiate the move from my physical win 8 PC, where I am logged on with ANOTHER domain administrator account (but not the same one) the move happens fine.

Thoughts?
hyper-v-error-win81.jpg
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Question by:Eric_Price
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There are a lot of changes in Hyper-V, that Windows 8.1 and Server 2012R2 know about and Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 don't know about we are now at Hyper-V V2. S2K12/Win8 use Hyper-V V1. For instance a live move/copy can be done without shutting down the vm in R2 and not in S2K12.  

Windows 8 and S2K12 work great together with hype-v but 8.1 needs to be used for the R2 version for best results
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by:Eric_Price
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that's the issue though. The cluster and management PC are 2012 R2 / 8.1, but I cant move from my "old" 2012 Hyper-V server.

If I log on to an "old" Win 8 PC though the move goes just fine. Its backwards from what Id expect.

That said, I have seen some other odd things - for example when running FCM from the RSAT 8 tools it will show no VMs available to install as a clustered role. If you log in to the 8.1 RSAT though suddenly the VMs are visible. THAT kind of thing I get though. It makes sense after a fashion.

But this thing Im describing seems to be backwards.
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by:Eric_Price
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No one else weighed in to what is arguably an ambiguous problem at best.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Some of the Evals from Microsoft of Server 2012R2 are type 1 vhd's and hyper-v won't find them if you say t hey are type 2 ... which is easily figured out after a bit of head scratching.
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