Following are the steps:
- Of course you need to have a client OS, I will be using Windows 7 in this scenario but I hear that Windows Vista is also supported but not Windows XP and older versions.
- Download and install Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7. This download link only works for Windows 7 with Sp1 (Enterprise, Ultimate, Prof). This is no small download, around 230MB for x86 as of this writing. And yes, the install also takes quite a while.
- Open Control Panel then select Programs.
- Under Programs and Features click on Turn Windows features on or off.
- In Windows Features select Remote Server Administration Tools | Role Administration Tools Feature | Hyper-V Tools then hit on OK.
- At this point you should have Hyper-V Manager installed but connecting to a Hyper-V Server will probably fail at this time. I believe this has to do with security and more... good thing is that someone from Microsoft created a cscript that makes this configuration a little easier. The tool is called Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility. From what I can see, it is not officially supported by MSFT but hey it works. Anyway, download the tool from here.
- Open an elevated command prompt and navigate to where hvremote.swf was downloaded.
- Run the following to enable remote administration on the client OS.
- Since my system is workgroup environment, need to run the following. I believe this is to allow remote DCOM access to Anonymous logon.
- Assuming that same user account exists between Hyper-V Server and this client OS and that the server was already configured, then you should now be able to remotely manage that Hyper-V Server.