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I want to bridge two network connections on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. As I'm essentially using a "Server Core", GUI is not available, so I can't use the usual way. (Right click the network connections and select bridging). Also the netsh bridge command is only available if you have already created a bridged connection, and you cannot create a new one with that command. Any suggestions?

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There is technically a GUI available for managing Core. blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/guyt/archive/2008/03/22/… –  Bart Silverstrim Sep 21 '11 at 14:51

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The Technet documentation claims that Network Bridge can be set up or removed only through Network Connections. Although there obviously must be some API (probably even a WMI API as this article is suggesting) for this purpose that the network connections control panel is calling, it seems undocumented.

I'd try the reverse-engineering route and just use process monitor to see what registry values are changed by creating a bridge via the GUI and try to replay this on a different machine to see how it behaves.

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There is a Powershell module for managing Hyper-V. Information on that is Seems

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That module is for managing Hyper-V related stuff, like creating and removing Viwrtual Network Interfaces. I couldn't find stuff that manage the core system (like creating bridged connections). –  SztupY Sep 21 '11 at 14:47

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