This is my first attempt in setting up some VMs. I am trying to rdp to them but I'm encountering this error
Remote Desktop can't find the computer "[Server]". This might mean that "[Server]" does not belong to the specified network. Verify the computer name and domain that you are trying to connect to.
I am trying to set up some dev servers. I have made 6 machines in Hyper-V, 1 domain controller and 5 member servers.
All running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. All on a domain (call it "d.com").
I have created an Internal virtual switch, configuring it as follows:
- IPv4 Address = 126.96.36.199
- Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
- DNS Server = 188.8.131.52
For the Domain Controller (call it "DC") and the first member server (call it "S1"), I enabled Remote Desktop allowing for connections from computers running any version following this link's instructions. I did set the services listed in this instruction to start automatically:
- DNS Client (already automatic)
- Function Discovery Resource Publication
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
I'm able to ping the IP given above. I checked to see if it's a firewall issue by disabling the firewall in S1 and attempted to rdp but was met with the same error.
Wierdly I was able to rdp yesterday when I first set it all up, but today no such luck. I did spot that the SSDP Discovery service had not started when I spun up the machine, but even starting that did not resolve the issue.
Is there some configuration I'm missing? Have I misconfigured something?
I amended the IP config of the internal switch, giving it an IP on the same subnet as the VMs, with appropriate subnet mask, and a default gateway (again on the same subnet). I have also removed the DNS server address.
I am now able to ping and remote desktop my VMs from the host machine.