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Hyper-V host cannot RDP into local clients running in an internal network RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed Hyper-V on my Windows 10 machine and are running a few different test machines on it. My test machines have two Nics -- One is disabled and primarily used when I need them to connect with the internet for various downloads etc. The other Nic is connected to an internal switch on the host with hardcoded IP's allowing the VMs to always communicate with each other.


    My problem is when I attempt to RDP into the VMs from the host machine I am not able to reach them. IF I log into the machines first through the Hyper-V console and toggle a Nic (i.e. disable/enable one of the nics) I am able to RDP into the VM until it is rebooted again (My host is a laptop so they are being shutdown nightly).


    I did mess around with the network settings on a previous setup and had it working -- but I am unable to reproduce the same settings. Currently the host is all "auto" setup by the system with three switches:

    1. External linked to my Wireless Nic
    2. External Linked to my Physical Nic
    3. Internal switch used for the VM's communicate amongst each other

    Any ideas on what network settings I am missing that will allow me to connect to the VM's instantly through an RDP connection? (I can console connect but prefer using RDCMan).


    Thanks,

    HP

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:17 PM