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SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-hosted VM in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
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Consider the following scenario:
Virtual Machine Manager failed to connect to the virtual machine because of a socket connection error. Check the firewall and network settings, and then try to connect again.
This issue may occur because the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection by not using a VMConnect connection to the Hyper-V host on the 2179 TCP port. Instead, the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection directly with the operating system of the VM on the 3389 TCP port.
Note The SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console works as expected on a computer that is running a supported version of Windows XP, of Windows Vista, or of Windows Server 2008.
To resolve this issue on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2.
Additionally, you must use SCVMM 2008 R2 to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts.
For more information about how to assign ports that are used for communication and for file transfers between the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) components, visit the following topic on the Microsoft TechNet Web site:
A list of VMM ports and protocols