Authorization Manager (AzMan) Store

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

You use Authorization Manager (also known as AzMan) to provide role-based access control for Hyper-V. For instructions on implementing role-based access control, see Configure Hyper-V for Role-based Access Control. For more information about getting started with Authorization Manager, see Authorization Manager Terminology and Checklist: Before you start using Authorization Manager (

By default the Authorization Manager store (InitialStore.xml) file installs on the local computer in the \ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V directory. Note that if you use System Center Virtual Machine Manager, the default location may have changed to ProgramData\Microsoft\Virtual Machine Manager\HyperVAuthStore.xml.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

AzMan Store operation

AzMan Store operation.