I just finished setting up a server core version of hyper-v 2012. The problem I am running into is connecting to a VM via powershell. I recognize that I use a server 2012 or win 8 machine to manage the server remotely and connect to a running VM that way but I can not find a command that will let me do it. Am I missing something? Does a command to connect to running VM exist?
For Windows 8, you first need to install Remote Server Administration Tools.
First ensure that you have the Hyper-V management tools installed. You can do this by Add Roles and Features from Server Manager.
(While you can configure Hyper-V with PowerShell, you also need the GUI tools installed to actually make a remote connection to the virtual machine.)
Command line method
Now open Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection.
Then select the Hyper-V server you want to connect to, then the virtual machine on that server.