I have a test environment that I host from my computer. I have configured an external switch so that it can be accessed by others. Windows 8 Enterprise and Hyper-V Manager Version: 6.2.9200.16384

If we take a look inside the Hyper-V Manager we can see that we have: "Hyper-V Manager" and under it we have connection to the local machine. We also have the possibility to add a new connection by connecting a server.

I've tried to connect to another local machine in the domain but i get the following error message:

" An error occurred while attempting to connect to server "Name". Check that the Virtual Machine Management Service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server. "

The service is running, what kind of authorization do i need? (I can see the other machine in the network).

I'm thankful for all help!

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    Are the machines in question (the Hyper-V servers and the management clients) in the same AD domain? If so, you probably just need to enable Remote Management on the Hyper-V server.
    – joeqwerty
    Sep 19, 2013 at 14:22

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You probably haven't configured WMI and DCOM for remoting on your client and server. John Howard wrote a series of blog articles explaining how to connect to a non-AD integrated hyper-V server remotely and several of these steps apply to doing the same in hyper-V as well.

The simplest way to do that is to download the Hyper-V remote management configuration utility script from MSDN's code sample site and follow the instructions on John's blog.

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