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.