getVIRTUALnow: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Philippine Community Launch

Get a look at Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization feature, by attending this organized event by PHIWUG. This 1 day event will provide an overview and understanding the technology behind Hyper-V and explores Microsoft’s Virtualization capability and features.

Microsoft Philippines
16th floor, 6750 Ayala Office Tower,
6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila 1200


9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 – 11:00 AM Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization
11:00 – 12:00 NN Full Installation, Core Installation, Windows Hyper-V Server
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 PM Hypervisor Management using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
2:00 – 3:00 PM Physical and Virtual Management -> integration with System Center Operations Manager 2007

Please Click here to register

Strictly for IT Pros only and no walk-ins allowed.


Remotely manage Hyper-V on Vista Using Management Console

With the Hyper-V Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for Windows Vista you can now manage your Hyper-V servers on your network.

If you have Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Ultimate  either on x86 and x64 versions, you may install this MMC thru this windows update links:

Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB952627)

Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x86-based Systems (KB952627)

Note: I have a Vista 64 and my samples and screenshots are for Vista 64

You may need to validate if you are using a Genuine Windows Vista, Click Continue

After the validation, you will now be able to Download the update, click Download to begin.

Download and Run the downloaded .msi file.


When you run the .msi file it would search for updates and prompt you if you want to install, click OK



After installing click close, there you may now find the Hyper-V manager on your administrative tools!

To use the hyper-v Manager, just run the .msc (double click the icon)


then right click the hyper-v manager icon on the left hand corner of the tree view then select Connect to Server…

or you can go to Action, Connect to Server…

A prompt would appear, choose Another Computer, type the Computer Name or IP address of the Server Running the Hyper-V. (You may also navigate by clicking Browse…)

There ya go! Your simple remote hyper-V administration!

Note : If you have any error like this

Allow these folks (vmconnect) thru your, the MMC and the WMI


or we can use our ever favorite cmd prompt, we need to elevate (run as administrator) our permissions then run this two commands.

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)" new enable=yes

netsh firewall add allowedprogram program=%windir%\system32\mmc.exe name="Microsoft Management Console"

The remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol.

If you have followed a step by step guide for a bare installation of Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services role (TS Remote) or a similar how-to in our TechNet session in Makati last June 17 2008  on Deploying remote programs using Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services, we have not  configured the licensing role services of the Terminal Services server role. I have been receiving emails and inquiries (including our own internal infrastructure group) about installing TS Licensing and the error "The remote computer disconnected the session because of an error in the licensing protocol. Please try connecting to the remote computer again or contract your sever administrator".



Note: You must be logged on as or can run as a member of the machine administrators group and domain administrators group. For this example, I will assume that you have already logged on as an admin.

To install TS Licensing role services

Go to the Server Manager, expand Roles and the Terminal Services Role. Right click Terminal Services and click Add Role Services.



On the Add Role Services window, check the TS Licensing, then click Next >



On the configure Discovery Scope for TS Licensing, I choose "The domain" then  clicked Next >.


On the confirm installation Selections, click Install >


Takes about a few moments to install.

After the installation, we now need to configure the newly created role services.

To configure and to verify the install, go to Administrative tools, the expand Terminal Services and click TS Licensing Manager.

On the TS Licensing Manager Window, Expand the All Servers, then your Server Name, in this example I’m using the SANDBOX server.

Right click the server on the server list then click Activate Server.


On the welcome to the activate server wizard, click Next >


We need to activate our TS Server, I choose automatic connection just like activating your windows. Click Next >

Wizard now activates the Server thru Internet.


Install Licenses wizard options or selection depends on your Client Access Licenses, review your License program first if you are doing this on a production environment but for now for demo purposes, let us choose License pack (Retail Purchase). Click Next then Finish.


You may have to fill in two Info Forms.


We don’t need to install the Licenses now, clear the Start Install Licenses Wizard now check box, and then click Finish.


Continuing our installation. on the Server Manager, Expand the Roles to Terminal Serves and the Terminal Services Configuration.

As you can see in the screen shot, I have highlighted the Terminal Services Licensing mode link, and it is labeled Not yet configured. Double click to activate.

For this demo, I will be configuring Per User for the Terminal Services licensing mode. Since we have installed the licensing server on the same server as the terminal services server, we can specify the license server as localhost. Click Ok


then that’s it, we have already configured the Terminal Serves Licensing Server.


You may now use the Terminal Services Remote Applications.