Hyper-v 2012 R2

Ok we are going to setup a new server running hyper-V as the host. And it will be running The DC as a guest.
I have the Hyper-v server software installed. the command shell is very limited.
I installed on a windows 7 PC the Hyper-v tools for the hyper v manager. I am able to open the manager om my windows 7 PC.
 The PC and server are on the same network. on the same workgroup.
I can ping from the server to the workstation but I cannot ping from the workstation to the server.

I really need to get the guest operating system setup!!

Any Ideas!!
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
So a few things. Since the host is 2012 R2, it will *need* to be managed locally (install with the GUI, not just command line), from another 2012 R2 server, or from an 8.1 server. The win7 RSAT tools are not compatible.

And secondly, if you are not going to join the domain and want to from another machine, grab the latest hvremote script and follow its documentation. Hyper-v has specific permissions that the services need to properly remotely administer. The hvremote tool helps significantly in setting these properly.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
It depends Cliff on whether BBrayton has installed the free version of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or if it's a standard Windows Server 2012 R2 install without the GUI.

@BBrayton, can you please clarify what version of 2012 R2 you have installed? You can't enable the GUI if you are running Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 but you can if it's Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role installed.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
As previously stated, the Windows 7 Management tools are not compatible with Server 2012 HyperV.

Your options:
1.  If you're not using the free Hyper-V 2012 Server and ARE using 2012 with Hyper-V Role, then install the GUI and the management console.  You can manage from the console or via RDP to the server.
2. Manage from a Windows 8 Workstation or a full Server 2012 install with the Hyper-V Management Tool.  The Windows 8 Management Tools
3. Purchase third party management tools.  If the price weren't so high I would HIGHLY recommend VTUtilities - I think it's console is as good or better than the native tool and it runs on the free Hyper-V server.  They have a 7 day trial.  Alternatively, you could look at 5Nine which is another management console with a limited free version.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
VB ITS:  I'd recommend re-reading my response.  What the OP is trying to do is not an "it depends" situation. They cannot do what they are currently trying to do. I made no assumption on what they were running. Which of my solutions they choose may depend on what they installed, but that is why I presented multiple options. If I knew they had the option of installing the GUI, I'd have simply recommended that as even running HVRemote can be tricky for someone that has never done it.
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
I am using the free Hyper-v server, and want to install the DC in virtual.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Then, as I said:
2. Manage from a Windows 8 Workstation or a full Server 2012 install with the Hyper-V Management Tool.  The Windows 8 Management Tools
3. Purchase third party management tools.  If the price weren't so high I would HIGHLY recommend VTUtilities - I think it's console is as good or better than the native tool and it runs on the free Hyper-V server.  They have a 7 day trial.  Alternatively, you could look at 5Nine which is another management console with a limited free version.
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
ok I will try windows 8.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Is there a particular reason you are using Hyper-V Server (that's the name of the "free" version)? That particular offering makes sense in a VDI scenario where r a hosting scenario where, in both cases, there are no windows server licenses in play. But in almost all cases where a windows server will be a VM, it makes a lot more sense to use the server license as the host as well. Far easier to manage and the free version offers no benefits in the 2012 era.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't think you've stated - what version of Windows do you intend your DC to run?
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
Server 1012 Essentials
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
I just uploaded a file of the error I am receiving when i try to add server from the Hyper-v management tool from my windows 8 PC.
Both the windows 8 PC and the Hyper-v server are on the same Workgroup. Same Lan.

I can ping the workstation from the server but I cannot ping the server from the workstation.

Am I missing something?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Did you use hvremote to configure permissions as I suggested? That error is what I'd expect when a workgroup hyper-v server has not been configured for remote management yet.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Sorry Cliff, didn't read your response thoroughly.

@BBrayton, as you are in a workgroup environment you will need to manually configure your environment first to allow remote Hyper-V management. There is a free tool called HVRemote (that Cliff has mentioned previously) which helps reduce the manual configuration steps down to a few simple commands. You can download HVRemote from here: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/Hyper-V-Remote-Management-26d127c6

Make sure you have a read of the documentation as well.
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys we decided to not install the OS in server hyper-v. We did a clean install.
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