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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Initial Configuration

After you’ve installed the Hyper-V role, you need to actually configure Hyper-V and then start adding virtual machines. The management tool for Hyper-V is the Hyper-V Manager console. Like other management consoles in Windows Server 2008, it integrates into the Server Manager console. You can use it there, or run it as a stand-alone. We prefer stand-alone, frankly. Open Administrative Tools and select Hyper-V Manager from the list to run the Hyper-V Manager console as a stand-alone.

Note

You could run the Hyper-V Manager console by starting it from the command line, but unlike other Windows Server 2008 management consoles, it’s not in %windir%\system32. It is actually in %ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V, which isn’t on your path. The ...

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