April 22, 2011

How to Install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7

If you want to install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7, follow the steps below.

  1. Download the Administration Tools package from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=137379).

  2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, double-click the package to unpack the files, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools Setup Wizard.

  3. Complete all the steps that are required by the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.

  4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

  5. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

    If you are prompted by User Account Control to allow the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

  6. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

  7. Select Hyper-V Tools from the features (As shown in the snapshot below), and then click OK.


Above steps will install Hyper-V Manager on your Windows 7 box. Just fire up start menu and type “Hyper-V” to launch it.

Note: Note that Windows 7 is a client operating system, so you will not be able to create VMs on your windows 7 box but using Hyper-V manager, you can connect to other Hyper-V server and manage VMs on those servers.