Category: Hyper-V

Making a serial port available on Hyper-V VMs

I have been looking for a way to make a serial port available on one of my VMs running on Hyper-V. Hyper-V exposes serial ports as named pipes to the VM. I found this program PipeToCom that runs a service on the VM which creates as many named pipe serial ports as you want. It…


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Installing drivers on Windows 2012 Server Core

I needed to install a USB device on my HyperV host for which drivers had to be installed. Here’s how to do it: First copy the drivers to a temporary folder on the server core host. In my case C:\Install\FTDI. Open a command prompt on the server core host. In the directory with the drivers…




Remote management of a standalone Hyper-V 2012 Server

This post mainly focuses on┬ámanaging a standalone Hyper-V 2012 server with MMC tools. Hyper-V server is basically a server core installation. Server core can be managed using the command line through a remote desktop session but most tasks can be done remotely using the standard (MMC based) management tools. Since this is a standalone server…


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