Issues setting up Remote Computer Management for Server 2012

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  1. HalfJawElite

    HalfJawElite [H]Lite

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm having an issue with setting up Remote Computer Management in Server 2012.

    My setup is as follows:
    2 identical physical hosts (1 Hyper-V Server 2012 and 1 ESXi 5.1)
    1 Active Directory Domain Controller installed as a VM in the ESXi host

    I have my Hyper-V host already joined to the local test domain on the DC VM, but am having issues accessing disk management for the Hyper-V host in Remote Computer Management. When I try to load the page and view the drives in the DC VM it says "Error RPC unavailable".

    Has anyone successfully setup Remote Computer Management in a Server 2012 install to manage a physical Hyper-V Server 2012 host?
    If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I have tried these two methods but neither has worked:
    http://www.petri.co.il/remotely-managing-windows-2008-server-core-firewall.htm#
    http://publicjotting.blogspot.ca/2012/06/hyper-v-server-2012-and-remote-hyper-v.html
     
  2. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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    On the machine or VM you want to RM, type in start "Allow" into Start, and click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. Scroll down till you see Windows Remote Management, then make sure Domain is checked. When you connect via RM you need to be connecting from a PC joined to that domain.
     
  3. HalfJawElite

    HalfJawElite [H]Lite

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    Thanks for the info I will have to try that when I get a chance. I was attempting to connect to the physical Hyper-V Server 2012 host through the domain controller that is virtualized on ESXi 5.1. It was tied to the same local domain through that controller and it was on there that I was having the "RPC server is unavailable" message. The message would show up every time I tried connecting to the Computer Management section but not the Hyper-V Management section.