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Managing  Hyper-V remotely in a workgroup can be challenging to configure. This is still the case for Windows Server 2016. For a testing environment I needed to remotely manage Windows Server 2016 core server with the Hyper-V role enabled from Windows 10 with the Hyper-V manager. I used the following manual configuration:

  • Client with Hyper-V Manager (Windows 10). This client is called win10-01
  • Server with Windows Server 2016 core version with the Hyper-V role enabled. The server is called hv-02
  • Both systems are in the same workgroup called “workgroup”
  • Both systems have the same username and password.

Configuration on the Windows Server 2016  server:

  • Enable Remote Management
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Configure-SMRemoting.exe -Enable
  • Open firewall for  Remote Computer Management
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Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)' -Enabled true -PassThru
Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Remote Event Log Management' -Enabled true -PassThru
  • Open firewall for ping (ICMPv4)
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Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)” -Enabled True -PassThru
  • Enable Remote Desktop and allow remote connections
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cscript.exe c:\Windows\System32\SCregEdit.wsf /AR 0
  • Enable Remote disk management
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Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Remote Volume Management' -Enabled true -PassThru

 

Configuration on the Windows 10 client:

  • Create a host file with IP address and hostname of the server. Make sure you can ping the hostname

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  • Make sure that the network type is part of a private network before executing the WINRM command

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  • Enable Remote Management
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winrm quickconfig
  • For Managing remote systems
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winrm set winrm/config/client @{TrustedHosts="Name of the Server"}
  • Enable remote disk Management (add this command on both systems) firewall rule
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Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Remote Volume Management' -Enabled true -PassThru
  • Open c:\windows\system32\dcomcnfg.exe and allow ‘anonymous logon’ for local and remote access.

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After making this settings I was able to manage the Windows Server 2016 server with the following tools remotely:

  • Hyper-V manager
  • Computer Management
  • Disk Management
Reference

Manage Hyper-V in a workgroup remotely

Using Hyper-V Manager to remotely connect to a Windows Hyper-V Server 2016