HyperV Management through Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 – an Introduction

Microsoft HyperV server management console supported on Windows Server 2008 or even Vista operating system is the dominant client operation system in the current era. Here HyperV excludes support on any other operating system. This exclusion includes even Windows XP as the support is only on Windows Server 2008. You get to manage HyperV system even remotely here.

You will also find HyperV management console running on operating system that is not supported by Microsoft remote server administration tools. You can organize virtual machines in a tree view or tree list format thus controlling individual user access rights. You can maintain user audit logs and many more features to name. The key features of HyperV here are Organization of tree style, reporting of errors and extended user control. HyperV is extensively used in many organization as it saves cost by reducing the number of desktops, buying too many licenses of software, installing software on each and every desktop and of course in the form of power. Virtualization helps the small businesses in a great way. Thus virtualization is the most advanced and famous technology currently and most of the companies are making the best out of HyperV to get solution to their problems.

Since most users prefer and use Windows XP as their operating system, you will find many XP client and of course too many XP licenses too in the market. In this case, it would be better to use the remote administration of HyperV servers itself. As HyperV permits administrators to define role based access control, you can use remote desktop for various purposes by using Authorization manager.

Some of the features of HyperV management console are managing multiple HyperV servers simultaneously, supporting XP, Windows 2003, 2008, Vista, Windows 7; you get to manage virtual machines and snapshots in a better way. The reason why many prefer HyperV is because you can direct RDP to the virtual machines and system administrators gets to control the users’ access using the licensing tool in management features. You can also maintain an extensive audit logs and the console runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000. However, the HyperV management console also requires few aspects like platform. It prefers any platform that runs on Microsoft .NET 2.0

Once you are done with the HyperV installation, go ahead and install guest images which run on the virtual server. It is important to navigate the HyperV administration console and also the settings of the virtual server. This setting is available for configuration and can be applied to all the guest sessions on the server. So, always remember to have a quick navigation before you actually start moving towards the installation of the images.

To launch the HyperV administrative console, do open the HyperV administrative console and there is couple of ways if you want to access the options for configuration. You can access the server manager tool and monitor or in other words administer host server via the server manager. You can start server manager tool if you want to view and edit the settings of HyperV.

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1 thought on “HyperV Management through Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 – an Introduction”

    Namescape – Active Directory Software Solutions February 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm Thanks for the interesting and informative post. I look forward to more in the future.

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