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  • Question

  • Windows 7 RSAT won't connect to Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V server,  how can I get my  Windows 7 desktop to connect it?
    Friday, January 29, 2016 11:31 PM

Answers

  • That is correct.  The Win 7 RSAT won't manage past Server 2012.

    You need Win 8 / 8.1 / 10 and add the management tools.  The RSAT tools are tightly bound to the OS version (they always have been)

    The details:  The WMI namespace changed, and the features too.  And the features and namespace are hard coded into the RSAT management consoles.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Monday, February 1, 2016 5:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:00 PM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 11:50 PM
  • And, since Microsoft is still offering its free upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1, that is the least costly way to accomplish what you are trying to do.  There are third party packages, such as 5Nine Software that offer what you are asking for, but at a cost greater than an OS upgrade from Microsoft.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Monday, February 1, 2016 5:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:00 PM
    Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:10 PM

All replies

  • That is correct.  The Win 7 RSAT won't manage past Server 2012.

    You need Win 8 / 8.1 / 10 and add the management tools.  The RSAT tools are tightly bound to the OS version (they always have been)

    The details:  The WMI namespace changed, and the features too.  And the features and namespace are hard coded into the RSAT management consoles.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Monday, February 1, 2016 5:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:00 PM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 11:50 PM
  • And, since Microsoft is still offering its free upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1, that is the least costly way to accomplish what you are trying to do.  There are third party packages, such as 5Nine Software that offer what you are asking for, but at a cost greater than an OS upgrade from Microsoft.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Monday, February 1, 2016 5:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Sunday, February 7, 2016 1:00 PM
    Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:10 PM