Tips about Windows 10or 11 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue? I have a Dell Precision M4600 laptop and did a clean Windows 10 or 11 installs on the M4600. I enabled Hyper-v, and I was able to launch the Hyper-V console.
I was able to create virtual machines and build them using ISO; however, whenever I tried to connect to the VM from the Hyper-V console, it gave me the following error.
I’m able to resolve the issue with a very dirty workaround:) I will explain that dirty thing that I did to resolve the issue at the end of this post!! Trying to keep the suspense:-D.
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Tips about Windows 11 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
“Cannot connect to the virtual machine. Try to connect again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator. Would you like to try connecting again?”
However, I could see that the VM was working fine from the HyperV console screen below!
I even checked the event logs and Hyper-V event logs nothing much there:- Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue.
I’ve reinstalled Windows 10 with the clean image using bootable DVD and enabled Hyper-V. Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue?
I was able to create a Virtual Machine and connect it to the machine using the Hyper-V console. Check the name of the laptop machine DESKTOP-TES8VBQ (base machine) for future reference.
The Windows 10 laptop name was the default one, “DESKTOP-TES8VBQ” and I wanted to change the laptop name to something easily recognizable. Some names like I used on the first screenshot are “Anoop-Dell-Prec”.
So, I renamed the laptop (to Anoop-DELL-M460) using the method mentioned in the following post, “How to Rename Windows 10 machine”. After the rename and restart of the Windows 10 machine, I tried to connect to the Hyper-V console. OH !! It gave me a different error, as noted below 🙁
An error occurred while attempting to connect to server “Anoop-DELL-M460”, Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server. Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue.
So this gives me an idea about the issue? Any guesses 🙂 Yes, the rename or change of the Windows 10 machine name is causing Hyper-V console and connectivity issues in Windows 10. I don’t know what the fix for this issue is or is there any easy workaround for this or not.
However, I resolved the issue by rebuilding my Dell Precision M4600 laptop with Windows 10 clean image. I kept the default name which Windows 10 selected automatically. When you try to change the name of the Windows 10 machine, the Hyper-V doesn’t like it. My With default name, Hyper-V, is happy so as for me !!!
I faced this problem only with one of my laptops, and the other laptop’s Hyper-v is working fine even after renaming the machine.
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…