We are relocating our office and a Hyper-V Server 2008 was shutdown for the move. At the new location, after connecting the cables and powering it up, I realise I can no longer access the VM on it at a fixed static IP.
I connected a monitor, keyboard and mouse directly to the server and logged in only to find 2 command prompt, one black and one blue background, with the latter running sconfig.cmd with a bunch of options like setting network settings, computer name, add local administrator, log off, shutdown etc.
How can I view the list of VMs configured on the server and see their status and boot them up?
After much research, and trial and errors, here is my situation:
The DC responsible for the Hyper-V server is located in another country and I do not have VPN access to the DC's site. Using Hyper-V Manager, I get RPC service error most probably due to password expiry and I have no way to refresh the password on Hyper-V.
I need a way to start VM on the command prompt itself. Thanks.