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Adding a Host and Enabling Connectivity in VMM 2012 SP1

Adding a Host and Enabling Connectivity in VMM 2012 SP1

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Sometimes a Host cannot be added to VMM, especially when there is a cluster involved. The steps below should resolve basic connectivity issues when adding a new host. For information about Hosts If this does not work, see the article just prior to this ‘Managing Hyper-V hosts using Virtual Machine Manager fails with Error: 0x8033803b. Extra remediation steps.

Adding a Host and Enabling Connectivity

Step 1: Advanced Firewall settings

Open Advanced Firewall settings. Choose ‘Inbound Rules.’ Scroll to the bottom and make sure the five items below are enabled. Below only Windows Remote Management is enabled.

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The image below shows all items enabled.

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Step 2: Enable File Sharing Role

In ‘Roles and Features’ place a check in ‘File Server’. Reboot is optional but recommended.

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  jonjor

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