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I have a problem in the management of the machines in Hyper-V, when I try to open the console I get the following error:

an error occurred while attempting to launch the Virtual Machine Connection application for the selected virtualmachine

however when I click on the settings I get this other:

Cannot access the settings for the selected virtual machine. the computer "localhost" failed to perform the requested operation I try to describe the scenario:

all the machines in question belong to a domain; I have a server (servergui) with windows server 2008 enterprise SP2, on which a VM is started (vmsrvgui1) with installed windows2003, trying to open the console in hyper-v manager, I get the above error, the VM vmsrvgui1 is run and I can access it in remote desktop.

Then I have another machine (ServerCore) with installed windows server 2008 enterprise SP1 only core installation with hyper-v, on which there are some virtual machine(4 in run and other 4 in stop), of which even the domain controller.

By servergui add ServerCore by 'hyper-v manager', I get the list of machines available but trying to execute any operation I get the same errors above.

sometimes I get the error in hyper-v manager "RPC server unavaiable, unable to establish communication between servercore and servergui on ServerCore", but removing the server and add again i can see the lists of Vm.

any idea? thanks for now and sorry for my english ;)

  • In the best practice you should always have a physical DC, as if you have only one in hyper-v, I suspect a communication error to your DC as you got rpc error and strange error – yagmoth555 Feb 6 '15 at 1:02
  • I know that's not a good idea to have the dc virtualized, but unfortunately this is a farm that I inherited. the thing that seems strange is that I can not handle the VM hosted locally.I tried to follow this guide blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2008/03/28/… but did not solve my problem – kasher Feb 9 '15 at 22:32
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Fortunately I solved by changing the sid of the owner from the xml file of VMs

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