Network setup on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Hello!
I have A Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V role installed. One NICs for all (I know that it is not very good but can't change)
In this setup I also have a 5 guests with Windows 8.1. Each of the guests have the following requirements:
1. Must have access to the Internet
2. Must be accessible via RDP from any place in Internet
3. Have access to file shares of each other
What is the best way to setup virtual network?

Hi Stanislaw,
" 2. Must be accessible via RDP from any place in Internet "
In addition ,If you intend these VMs to access internet via NAT , I mean you just have one public IP for them , after you connect these VMs to the external virtual switch , you just need to enable their 3389 port and forward
these port to public IP's different ports .
Hope it helps
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