Hyper-V Release Candidate and remote management

There are two update packages for the Hyper-V Release Candidate.

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219)

This package includes the following items:

• The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote connection tool for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

• The updated version of the Integration Services for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

To install the latest version of the Integration Services for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008, you must install this package in the virtual machine and on computers that are running the x86-based version of Windows Server 2008.

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB949219)

This package includes the following items:

  • • The updated version of the Hyper-V role
  • • The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote connection tool for x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
  • •The updated version of the Integration Services for the following operating systems:
  • •Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions only
  • •Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions and x64-based versions
  • •Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), x86-based versions only
  • •Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), x86-based versions only

To install the latest version of the Integration Services for x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008, you must install this package in the virtual machine and on computers that are running the x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.

To install the latest version of the Integration Services for Windows Server 2003, for Windows Vista SP1, and for Windows XP SP3, click Insert Integration Services Setup Disk on the Action menu in the Virtual Machine Connection dialog box.

Note On a Windows Vista-based computer, the updated Integration Services are listed in Programs and Features as KB949757.

Requirements for the update

  • •The release version of Windows Server 2008 must be installed on the computer.
  • •The "Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219)" package requires an x86-based version of Windows Server 2008.
  • •The "Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB949219)" package requires an x64-based version of Windows Server 2008.

How to obtain the update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219), 32-bit versions

DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219), 32-bit versions package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B7464B44-821D-4A7C-9D9C-7D74EC14437C)

Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB949219), 64-bit versions

DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB949219), 64-bit versions package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DDD94DDA-9D31-4E6D-88A0-1939DE3E9898)

Note You must install the "Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB949219)" package on a computer that is running the Hyper-V role before you can apply the package to the Windows Server 2008 virtual machines.

 

You can find the Hyper-V Manager MMC here, there's versions for both x64 and x86.

These tools allow you to manage and interact with an installation of Hyper-V from your Vista computer in exactly the same manner that you do on a full installation of Windows Server 2008.  Note that you need to have SP1 installed on Vista in order for this to work.

Also be aware that installing the Hyper-V management tools will create a shortcut for our MMC snap-in the "Administrative Tools" folder - which is not displayed under Vista by default.  You need to enable this folder under the start menu properties to have it displayed.

Also note that you will need to enable WMI between your computer (per this article: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa389290(VS.85).aspx).

Vista x64 Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=450931F5-EBEC-4C0B-95BD-E3BA19D296B1&displaylang=en

Vista x86 Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BC3D09CC-3752-4934-B84C-905E78BE50A1&displaylang=en

 

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