While setting up a Hyper-V server for Wayne and Justin to work with some VMs to troubleshoot the SBS 2003 to 2008 replication error, we ran into a roadblock with getting the Hyper-V Manager connected to the Hyper-V Server 2008 box:
Access denied. Unable to establish communication between ‘Hyper-V Server’ and ‘Hyper-V Manager’.
This is puzzling since the workstation has been connected to this particular Hyper-V server many times using other network profiles. The profile we created for the Microsoft folks was seemingly giving us the connection issue.
The fix took a bit of searching to find and needed to be accomplished on the Windows Vista system where the Hyper-V Manager was installed:
- Close the Hyper-V Manager
- Click Start and type: %windir% [Enter].
- A Windows Explorer window will open to the Windows directory.
- Authenticate with the local admin credentials if UAC prompts for credentials, or Continue if it does not.
The virtual machines, if any, will show up in the Hyper-V Manager console after that.
Thanks to Augusto Alvarez for the clearest and exact explanation for the fix:
- Augusto Alvarez: Hyper-V Server: Installing, configuring and troubleshooting (about half way down).
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book