Hyper-V: Why does Hyper-V Manager not always work over VPN connection? Access Denied or RPC server unavailable errors.

This post examines a problem several people have reported when running Hyper-V Remote Management tools over a VPN connection  – specifically hitting an error “Access denied. Unable to establish communication between ‘SERVER’ and ‘CLIENT’”. In some variations, I’ve seen RPC errors such as “RPC server unavailable. Unable to establish communication between ‘SERVER’ and ‘CLIENT’.”  …

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Part 5. Domain client to Workgroup Server: Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’

Update 14th Nov 2008. I’ve just released a script which does all this configuration in one or two command lines: HVRemote  So far, I’ve covered the following Hyper-V Remote Management scenarios: Workgroup: Vista client to remote server, server configuration, full install (Part one) Workgroup:  Vista client to remote server, client configuration (Part two) Workgroup:  Vista…

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Part 4. Domain joined environment: Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’

Update 14th Nov 2008. I’ve just released a script which does all this configuration in one or two command lines: HVRemote  Quick links to the all parts in the series: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  So after even more feedback and questions, part 4 of this series provides the walkthrough steps necessary to perform…

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Part 3 – Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’

Update 14th Nov 2008. I’ve just released a script which does all this configuration in one or two command lines: HVRemote  Quick links to the all parts in the series: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  Although I thought I’d finished at part two, after even more emails and comments on part one and two,…

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Part 2 – Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’

Update 14th Nov 2008. I’ve just released a script which does all this configuration in one or two command lines: HVRemote  Quick links to the all parts in the series: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  The second part of the extra-long blog post contains the steps necessary on the client machine. Part one concentrated…

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Part 1 – Hyper-V Remote Management: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization policy for the computer ‘COMPUTERNAME’

Update 14th Nov 2008. I’ve just released a script which does all this configuration in one or two command lines: HVRemote  Quick links to the all parts in the series: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5  After the many emails I’ve had about this, it seemed only appropriate to write up a detailed post (or…

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Windows Desktop Search – Index network shares for faster searching

Can’t wait to get home tonight….. just saw a pointer to this download on microsoft.com which is an addin for Windows Desktop Search, supported on Windows Vista which provides indexing capability for network shares. Given I’ve got hundreds of GB of data sitting on network shares which I’m regularly searching (slowly), this will make life…

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Enable Remote Desktop Connection through Windows Firewall Remotely

Yesterday evening, I was at home and attempting to remotely connect to my XP desktop machine in the office to access an application which was installed there, but not installed on my laptop. This was over VPN. Now I’ve only had both machines for a few weeks since moving over here and was positive that…

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Internet Explorer Tip – Open new window

Here’s a tip I learnt a couple of months ago and meant to post up before – totally forgot. Maybe it’s force of habit, but rather than opening a new instance Internet Explorer, going to the address bar and typing in a web page, it’s quicker to do start/run (ie Windows+R) www.microsoft.com instead. No, that’s…

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Hands-on Windows OS Internals and Advanced Troubleshooting

I received an email from David Solomon – author of Windows Internals this morning. By amazing coincidence, I happened to have a copy of it open and reading it just as the email came in. David & his colleage, Mark Russinovich regularly give courses to folks in the Windows Core OS Division here in Redmond as…

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