Hyper-V How to: Manage Hyper-V VMs from Windows 7

Here’s how to manage Hyper-V from a Windows 7 system.

1. Download and install the Remove Server Administration (RSAT) tools for Windows 7 from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en. Install either the 32-bit or 64-bit depending on what version of Windows 7 you’re using.

2. Open Control Panel and click Programs.


3. Click Turn Window features on or off.  


4. Under Remote Server Administration Tools Role> Administration Tools check Hyper-V Tools.


Launch to tools by either typing Hyper-V Manager at the Start menu or go to Start> Administrative Tools> Hyper-V Manager.