Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue? I have a Dell Precision M4600 laptop and did a clean Windows 10 install on M4600. 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 try to connect to the VM from the Hyper-V console, it was giving me the following error.

I’m able to resolve the issue with a very dirty workaround:) Will explain that dirty thing that I did to resolve the issue at the end of this post!! Trying to keep the suspense :-D.

Tips about Windows 10 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?”

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Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

However, I could see that the VM was working fine from hyper v console screen below !

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

I even checked the event logs and Hyper-V event logs nothing much there :- Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue.

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

I’ve reinstalled Windows 10 with clean image using bootable DVD and enabled Hyper-V.  Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue?

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I was able to create a Virtual Machine and connect it to the machine using Hyper-V console. Check the name of the laptop machine DESKTOP-TES8VBQ (base machine) for future reference.

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

The Windows 10 laptop name was the default one “DESKTOP-TES8VBQ” and wanted change the laptop name to something easily recognizable. Some name like I used in the first screen shot “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 notes 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.

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
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 name of Windows 10 machine name is causing Hyper-V console and connectivity issues in Windows 10. I don’t know what is the fix for this issue 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 laptop and other laptop’s Hyper-v is working fine even after rename of machine.

Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue
Tips about Windows 10 HyperV Virtual Machine Connectivity Issue

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