Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hyper-V cmdlets built in to Windows 8

One of the big criticisms of Hyper-V to date is that if you install the Free edition “Hyper-V Server” you do the whole; “okay, now what?”

Oh, I need to manage it remotely?  Oh, it is a royal pain if it is not domain joined?

Well, Microsoft heard you.  And in Windows 8 there is a complete set of PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V to save your day.

You can get a video tour here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7944.hyper-v-cmdlets-in-windows-server-8.aspx

Or, you can add the Hyper-V cmdlets Feature to any Windows 8 system (Server and Client) and type; 

Get-Command –Module Hyper-V

and see the vast array of cmdlets that you have.  Everything you could do in the Hyper-V Manager and more.


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