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Machine Activation (AVMA). The way it works is like this: 1. To start with, the Hyper-V host on which your virtual machines will be deployed must have Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition installed on it as the host operating system. 2. Next, to avoid having to activate virtual machines and manage their product keys, the virtual machines themselves must have either Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials installed on them as their guest operating system. 3. Once the guest operating system is installed in a virtual machine and the virtual machine is started, you can log on to the virtual machine, open an elevated command prompt, and install the AVMA key in the virtual machine by running this command: slmgr /ipk <AVMA_key> Doing this automatically activates the license for the virtual machine against the host. 4. Alternatively, you can use the AVMA key in an unattend.xml answer file and completely automate the activation of the virtual machine when an unattended installation of the guest operating system is performed on the virtual machine. AVMA removes a major customer pain point by greatly reducing the time and effort needed by large enterprises and hosters for managing licensing and activation of large numbers of virtual machines in their environment. Regardless of whether your Hyper-V hosts are OEM machines or are running a volume-licensed version of Windows Server activated using Key Management Service (KMS) or Multiple Activation Key (MAK), if the host machine is running Datacenter edition and is activated, then all virtual machines running any Windows Server 2012 R2 edition as a guest operating system are automatically activated. In addition, this is also completely secure with respect to your existing key management infrastructure since no keys are used to activate the virtual machines. So, if you should copy or move one of your virtual machines to someone else’s environment, for example, as part of demonstration purposes, your keys won’t be exposed. Of course, the other environment must also be using hosts running an activated copy of a Datacenter edition of Windows Server. Remote access over VMBus Virtual Machine Connection (VM Connect) is a tool that you use to connect to a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V host. VM Connect is installed on the host when you add the Hyper-V role to your server. Specifically, if the server is running Windows Server 2012, then the VM Connect is installed with the Hyper-V role provided that either the server with a GUI installation option has been selected or the Minimal Server Interface option has been configured. (VM Connect is not available on Windows Server Core installations of Windows Server.)
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Remote access over VMBus CHAPTER 2 13 The purpose of VM Connect is to enable Hyper-V administrators to directly interact with the guest operating system in a virtual machine from the local console of the host. Although management of most virtual machines is typically performed remotely, using either Remote
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