How to manage HyperV 2012 core using Microsoft tools

Hi experts,

We are running a Windows 2008 standard 32bit server and we also have a HyperV 2012 Core server.

I am looking to administer the HyperV 2012 Core from our Windows server 2008 or our Windows 7 hosts using Microsoft tools.
Can anyone advise the best way to do this, I thought I would be able to do this by installing Windows 7 RSAT tools but this is not allowing me to connect to the 2012 Core hypervisor.

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Hyper-V Manager.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
RSAT on a Windows 8 desktop OS would be one way or by adding Hyper-V Manager to an MMC via Snap-in on a Windows Server 2012 after installing the RSAT management consoles.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Windows 7 RSAT cannot manage 2012 servers.  You need a Windows 8 or Server 2012 machine to do that.

I would suggest you look into using 5Nine's 5Nine Manager - - they have a trial which I believe IS licensed for free use in small environments.

If you want to buy a tool, I've also been VERY pleased with VT Utilities - last I checked, $130 with a 7 day free trial.

Otherwise, you're stuck with a LOT of PowerShell commands - which if you're good with PowerShell may be fine.
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