How to connect to a Hyper V guest in core

Hi folks,

I inherited a HyperV core server 2008R2 with some VM's on it and wanted to know if there was a way to disable the VM's NIC but connect it through a console like you would in normal HyperV.
I'm really trying to avoid powering on these VMs with NIC connectivity, but i also need to see whats on the VM's.

Any ideas?
Raymond BrooksAsked:
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
Remove the NIC from VM hardware settings. Open Hyper-V Manager from your machine (you can install it through programs/features on Windows 8+). Connect to a remote server - add your server core machine. Right click vm, connect.
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Raymond BrooksAuthor Commented:
Thank you =D
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Did you actually get this working using the recommendation above?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
"a HyperV core server 2008R2"
This means that you can use Windows 7 too - you don't need Windows 8.  You need the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 installed and you can manage the Hyper-V server.

HOWEVER, Core Hyper-V can be a HUGE PITA to connect to properly.  You need to use the HVRemote  script to adjust various settings and then hope you don't have DCOM errors that you might have to deal with.

"with some VM's on it"
How many? If it's 5 (I believe) or fewer, you can use the free 5Nine Manager - install it on the Hyper-V server and it will provide you GUI management AND CONSOLE ACCESS to the VMs.  MUCH easier.
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