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Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?

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up vote 36 down vote accepted

It already does. You can get the RSAT tools from here

They include the Hyper-V manager for Windows 7.

After installing the above download, go to Windows Features in Control Panel and choose the 'Role Administration Tools'. Select Hyper-V Tools from there.

Edit: Link updated to current version.

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+1 because your the only one who actually answered the question correctly :) – Wayne Jun 24 '09 at 22:52
Finally, a link to the download!! – Matt Connolly May 26 '11 at 2:30
You might also want to be aware that although Windows 7 can manage Hyper-V on 2008, it can't manage all of the features of Hyper-V 2012, including the free hypervisor product. – leftcase May 16 '13 at 15:50

Windows 7 cannot host Hyper-V. There is a new version of Virtual PC that you can use on it.

The Remote Administration tools can be downloaded here. It includes Hyper-V manager but must be enabled in the Windows Feature activation in the control panel.

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The link in the answer is broken. Because the new one is hard to find here it is:

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Check out this tutorial Manage Hyper-V remotely from windows 7, worked for me

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