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i got a little trouble with a test setup i want to do using Hyper-V. Its supposed to be running within an active domain network. I want to setup a DC and other Servers - so normaly i would choose a internal or private network. However: I also want to be able to access the VMs using RDP, thisfor i would have to use a external network configuration. But if i do so there would be two DCs and two DHCPs in the network, which would cause trouble.

So, my question: is there any way to realize what i want to do or do i have to use the Hyper-V Manager to access the VM's?

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Are you saying you want them exposed to the internet via RDP ports? –  DanBig Aug 3 '11 at 14:50
    
Need more clarification here re: your current network setup and what you're trying to do or this is getting closed. –  gravyface Aug 3 '11 at 16:28
    
@gravyface - a bit harsh, don't you think? It's a common enough problem that's easy enough to understand from the question if you've been through it yourself. –  Steve Morgan Aug 3 '11 at 17:00
    
@Steve: it's not clear what he wants: as DanBig asks, does he want external/outside access to RDP? Is he trying to setup a different test domain in a test environment along side a production domain? –  gravyface Aug 3 '11 at 18:32
    
consider the company domain called corporate.org and the virtual hyper-v domain i want to use as a test environment test.org. i want to run a DC within test.org (creating test.org) AND i want to connect via RDP to any machine within test.org FROM corporate.org WITHOUT affacting DHCP / AD or any other productive service of corporate.org. If you need any more details it would be helpful to write which kind of details since its clear to me thought. –  masi Aug 3 '11 at 19:50

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The approach I've taken in the past is to:

  • Keep the VMs on an Internal network
  • Install TS Gateway on the Parent Partition to provide RDP connectivity
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thanks, that sound like a solution i will definitely consider. but i'm curious if there might be a better one. I was thinking about using a virtual VLAN switch on the host which should be able to do the job with the right setting, i just dont know how to realize it. –  masi Aug 3 '11 at 19:53

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