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Remotely Manage a Microsoft Hyper-V Server from a Windows Vista Client

So, you’ve successfully to Windows Server 2008 running Hyper-V, but now you want to manage the Hyper-V Server remotely from another Windows Server 2008 or Vista box.  Is it possible?  Today at work I had that very question, and I found it is possible and easy to configure a Windows Vista Client OR a Windows Server 2008 box to remotely manage a Microsoft Hyper-V Server.

Below are the steps for enabling remote management on a Windows Vista Client.  if you want the Step-by-step from a Windows Server 2008 box.


Remotely Manage a Microsoft Hyper-V Server from a Windows Vista Client

1)   Download and Install the Remote Management Update KB952627 from Windows Download Center (x86 Vs. x64)

Note: If you’re running Windows 7 – read this KB Article for the Remote Server Admin Tools

Install confirmation for Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista x64 KB952627


2)   Click Windows Start Button, Type Hyper and Click Hyper-V Manager once Windows Search Finds it.  You can also find it under Control Panel Administrative Tools.

How-To Launch Hyper-V Manager from Windows Start Button and Windows Search


3)   Click Connect to Server to begin managing your Hyper-V Server

Hyper-V Manager Illustration How-To connect to Hyper-V Server using Hyper-V Manager


All done!  Very simple, easy and most importantly, .  As mentioned above, if your looking for the steps for Windows Server 2008, .

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6 Responses to Remotely Manage a Microsoft Hyper-V Server from a Windows Vista Client

  1. AJ December 16, 2008 at 11:45 am #

    Exactly what I was looking for.


  2. Ryan Steele January 6, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Thanks for this! The links, however, points to a version of the Remote Management Update that is out of date. The updated download links are available from the KB article:

  3. MrGroove January 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    Thanks Ryan! Updating the document now. Thank you for the FYI and new links!

    Welcome to the site!

  4. Tim January 25, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks for sharing this tip! I have just spent an hour trying to figure out why I couldn’t control the mouse inside the VM when I was remoting to the Hyper-V server. Now I have the control of the mouse!!!

    • MrGroove January 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

      Awesome. Glad I could help!

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