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Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7

[modified 2/11/09 with new link]

I’ve seen two Hyper-V announcements this week.  One is about the new Security Guide and the other is how to manage Hyper-V from Windows 7.

Security Guide

Hyper-V Security Guide–Beta Now Available!

Are your customers concerned about attacks on their virtualized servers? Help them secure their virtual environments with the Hyper-V Security Guide.  The Hyper-V Security Guide, now under development, has tested guidance and best practices to boost the security of virtualized Windows Server environments.  Want an advance look at this free guide? Join the beta program.  Then bookmark this link to the program site to get the latest information about upcoming events.

 

Hyper-V Management from Windows 7

This is something that caught me out.  The Hyper-V Management tools for Vista do not load on Windows 7, but tools have been published.  Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d and install this.  Then go to the Windows Features tool in Control Panel and find the Role Administration Tools.  Select Hyper-V Tools from there and bob is your uncle.

Hyper-V Manager loading in Win7

 

Thanks


David


Posted Tue, Feb 10 2009 1:40 PM by David Overton

Comments

Synapse Syndrome wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Mon, Jun 15 2009 8:07 AM

Cool.  Looks like the link has changed now though:

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

Martin Purdy wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Tue, Oct 6 2009 10:54 AM

Seems the link does not work anymore..... I have not found the new one.

Alex Locatelli wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Thu, Oct 8 2009 8:13 PM
Niclas wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Fri, Oct 9 2009 10:23 AM

Thanks, this really helped me.

Use the following link to download the RSAT for Windows 7.

www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

The old links doesn't work.

David Overton wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Mon, Nov 2 2009 6:42 AM

Niclas,

thanks for pointing out the out-of-date link.  Now resolved!

Anonymous wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Thu, Jan 7 2010 4:02 PM

doens't work on x64 win7 installs

David Overton wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Thu, Jan 7 2010 5:14 PM

Hi Anonymous,

If you download the amdx64 version it should work on your 64-bit system.

Thanks

David

bEXHiLL wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Tue, Feb 9 2010 2:57 AM

Nah. Doesn't work on x6x version on 64bit Windows 7.

All I get on the Hyper-V manager is  'Access denied. Unable to establish communication between x and x"

David Overton wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Mon, Mar 1 2010 7:21 AM

@BEXHill,

I would double check the settings.  I used this on my x64 version of Windows 7.

Thanks

David

Oguzhan Oguz wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Fri, Mar 5 2010 8:22 AM

First try to access the computer like start, run, \\servername\c$ and use administrator credentials... that will open an connection and give you the administrator rights. Then check Hyper-V Manager.

x64 version works great with win7 x64

Anonymous wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Mon, Mar 29 2010 10:05 AM

I ran into the access denied error as well on a fresh win 7 pro install.  found this solution:

blog.mpecsinc.ca/.../hyper-v-error-access-denied-unable-to.html

Hans wrote re: Hyper-V Security and Management from Windows 7
on Tue, Mar 30 2010 8:26 PM

It doesn't work for Windows 7 Home edition, maybe that's why it doesn't work? Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 can be installed on computers that are running the Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate editions of Windows 7.

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