Remote Manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Problem

This may not be obvious, but you cannot remote manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from Windows 8 or 8.1.  If you try to connect, you get this message: “This version of Hyper-V Manager cannot be used to manage servers running Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2″””

Microsoft gave this technical explanation.

Solution

1. Upgrade to Hyper-V Server 2012.

2. Use a Windows 7 machine and install “Hyper-V Remote Management Tools to Win 7”

3. Manage the Hyper-V locally, such as using 5nine software’s free hyper-v tools.  However, the guest console has a problem of not refreshing.

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