Remote manage device manager

Is it possible to remotely manage device manager on a Windows Server Standard 2012 Core?

I have a "Window Hyper-V Server 2012 R2" installed as Core only, and need to make some changes to the network drivers, however when I try and connect from my PC to the server via MMC using the snap-in 'Device Manager', Im getting:-
The firewall on the server is currently switched off (while I try and debug it), but I still don't seem to be able to connect.

According to the 'Services' snap-in inside MMC both 'Plug and Play' and 'Remote Registry' services are running, and Im assuming remote administration is working as I can load the services snap-in.

Any ideas what Im doing wrong?

Thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you use Remote Desktop from your PC to log into the Server and change device properties that way. That is how I would try to do this.
tonelm54Author Commented:
I can RDP into the server, but as its a core cant get into device manager.... can I?
tonelm54Author Commented:
When I log into the server via RDP and try and run 'devmgmt.msc' from the command line it tells me:-
'devmgmt.msc' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
as it's a core cant get into device manager  <--- I don't know. I have a few Server 2012 at clients but not Core, so I cannot answer that.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On Server 2012, there is a "Start" icon, lower left. Right Click on that Icon. It should give you Computer Management, System, Control Panel, Command Prompt, Device Manager and others.

Do you have this available?
tonelm54Author Commented:
John Hurst -> Sorry, its Windows Core = No start menu :-(
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Then you are going to have to manage the machine locally by a direct connection if even that is possible.

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tonelm54Author Commented:
I ended up having to use Powershell a lot :-S
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@tonelm54  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help you with this.
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