Managing Windows 2008 R2 HyperV from Windows 8

Well I hate to say it but Microsoft has done it again.  After installing Windows 8 in a domain environment and having to manage many 08/08 R2 HyperV servers I opened the console and received the following error: An error occurred while attempting to connect to server “SERVER”. Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server.

So after doing some research I found that this is normal because of some changes to the WMI namespace, more information here. So the solution, which in my opinion works and looks better than the native HyperV console is a free product made from 5nine. Download it from my site as the new version 3.1 will no longer allow you to manage Hyper-V’s. Download HERE

Try it out and let me know what you think.

5 Replies to “Managing Windows 2008 R2 HyperV from Windows 8”

  1. i am getting the same error as shown in above picture while i am trying to connect window 2008 Hyper-v from 2012 server.

    i have installed 5nine but it does’nt have option to connect to server.,. please help ASAP its bit urgent

    1. Amarjeet, which version of 5-nine did you install? If you installed the version from my download make sure you did not update it as all newer versions you must pay for in order to connect to a virtual client.

  2. Just an amazing very simple solution to another Microsoft mistake …

    Makes also ask myself why is 5nine able to do it whereas the standard Hyper-V from Microsoft cannot do it …

    Thanks a lot !!!

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      Yeah I completely agree with you. I am still not sure why Microsoft has the capability to make this possible yet does not. I guess they want everyone to purchase SCVMM. Also, if you downloaded 5nine from here make sure not to upgrade or you will lose functionality.

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