Gotchya When Connecting to HyperV from Windows 8 Non Domain Computer

A short note that will hopefully save someone else the hours it took me to find this nugget on a Microsoft Forum.

When Connecting to a HyperV server, make sure that you are using a local account on the Windows8 machine, not the default "MicrosoftAccount" in the form of With the latter you will keep hitting an Access denied error when trying to remotely manage the firewall through the GUI.

Thanks to a3uit for pointing that out in the comments.