Networking virtual machines on Windows 8.1 hyperv

I have enabled hyperv on a windows 8.1 pro machine.
This is a Home situation where I don't have a public ip address.
with little networking knowledge I am having trouble accessing one of the virtual machines . below is my scenario
Win 8.1 with hyperv
Windows 2012 server as a virtual server on this win 8 machine

I can access the Windows 2012 server using HyperV Manager on the windows 8  - ( right click and select connect ). But what I want to do is to access the Windows 2012 server from another PC on the home network.
I am under a single router.

Any help is appreciated.
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I guess that you are trying to connect over remote desktop to server.
Did you enable remote desktop access on Server 2012?
If you enabled remote access on server and added user permission to join - just enter IP address of server to Remote desktop connection.
In the case you want join that host to domain - set on host primary ip dns server - ip address of your server, or configure DHCP server to do that.
indikadAuthor Commented:
Predrag Jovic
yes trying to Remote desktop
enabled remote and setup static ip instead of dynamic - i still cannot ping from the host
don't know if i ve done the static ip setting correctly - but i set the static ip to the one that it originally received dynamically and set the default gateway to the default gateway I get for the host ( from ipconfig )
indikadAuthor Commented:
Hi Predrag Jovic
on top of the reply I posted above - I managed to remote in from both Host and another PC connected to the same router  - by switching off  the Public profile of the Firewall,
I dont want to have that switched off.
can anyone advise ?

My host PC is a windows 8.1 pro and does not belong to a domain. How can I be able to remote to this virtual server without having to switch off the firewall ?
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If you can access remotely already  you just need to enable remote desktop in firewall for public network.
Link to article how to enable ping and remote desktop in firewall.

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indikadAuthor Commented:
all working fine now - thanks Predrag Jovic for the help
You are welcome.
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