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Where and How can I enable the Virtual Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 Server Web Console?

The IIS is only set up as the default content, nothing more than that.

Just to avoid using Remote Connection every time I need to start / end a VM.


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There is none. To manage Hyper-V from say a Windows 7 client you simply install the appropriate Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) and use the included Hyper-V Management Console to connect to your Hyper-V server. The RSAT pack is available for Vista, Server 2008 and 2008 R2 as well.

There is at least one ongoing project to develop a third party web console but it doesn't look very useful yet. If this is something people would be interested in however I've thought about doing it recently - though if it can't be run properly on the pure Hyper-V Server it doesn't feel as cool, requiring a separate web server (unless it's bundled with a text-based UI for initial VM setup/management ^^)

You can also just simply use the local (R2 only) or remote powershell console to manage VMs thanks to James O’Neill's neat Powershell library for this.

Start-VM DBSRV01
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I never been fan of powershell but got the remote server to work, though I would really prefer a vmware web console alike: – balexandre May 20 '10 at 8:51
Yeah well, Hyper-V is basically made to be managed by SCVMM instead - a bit like managing vmware vsphere with the web console isn't the best way, using virtual center is. – Oskar Duveborn May 20 '10 at 9:46

Maybe reading documentation helps. Your query is hard to understand, but let me try answer all various ways I can read it:

  • Web console for Hyper-V server to adminsitrate? There is no such thing. you are supposed to use another computer with full Server of Windows 7 to install the admin tools thee.

  • IIS manager console? There is no such thing, as Hyper-V Server is not supposed to be used for anything else than as a hyper-v server.

  • In general no Windows has a web based console, sorry.

So, really - this is it. I have no clue what elese you may think you asked, but in general, better read the documentaton first to make sure what you ask for really is even vaguely supposed to exist.

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you shouldn't be so rude, the question is easy and simple, was asking for the web console just like there is in the 2005 version! HV is in a Windows 2008 Server R2 so, it has IIS ! you should read the manual as web console is available in 2005 server (…); VMWare offers Web console on their VM servers, so it's ok to think that MS could do the same; next time, think before you write... maybe you're a little off the Virtualization world – balexandre May 20 '10 at 8:49

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